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  • Tiny is busy promoting her family reality show, Vh1′s “The Family Hustle,” which she stars in with her rapper husband T.I. all by herself. Between answering questions about the state of her marriage, Tiny also opened up about something else that has been worrying fans: plastic surgery.

    Tameka Cottle may be Tiny’s given name, but she has become better known for her nickname, likely derived from her petite size. Tiny was first introduced to the public back in 1992, when she was a part of the platinum record selling group, Xscape. Since then, Tiny has been through a lot in her personal and professional career, but her body has made some drastic physical changes over the years, which have not gone unnoticed by her fans. On such a small frame, plastic surgery is sure to be noticeable and the rumors have grown as Tiny’s fame increases.

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    While Tiny used to have tiny breasts, they seem to have grown considerably over the years, indicating a breast augmentation. Breast implants on a small frame tend to be obvious, but Tiny looks like she wanted her breast implants to be anything but tiny. Whether showcasing her cleavage or wearing a more covered but still fitted outfit, Tiny’s breasts take center stage.

     

    Tiny has also been thought to have undergone a buttocks augmentation, either using fat from her own body, like Kim Kardashian, or with buttocks implants.

     

    Until recently, Tiny had never bothered to address the plastic surgery rumors that swirl around. But in a press tour for the family reality show, Tiny admitted her various procedures to both Wendy Williams and Bossip.

     

    Wendy Williams asked how she comes by her curves and whether or not they are natural paid for.

     

    Tiny responded, “It’s….it’s a little of both.”

     

    “No, they’re bought but yeah, I’ve always had a lot of boobs. After three babies, they sag,” she said.

     

    However, Tiny did say that her nose is all natural.

     

    In addition to having breast and buttocks augmentation, many fans think that Tiny’s face is looking different as well, not just the results of growing older over time, which has led to rumors of a nose job. While Tiny shut down the nose surgery rumors, she did discuss fillers in an interview with Bossip.

     

    When asked if she had done any plastic surgery, Tiny admits to having some “injections in my lips. But that’s Juvederm, it goes away.”

     

    She also went on to say that she used to think about having a nose job, but she’s reluctant because it’s like her dad’s nose and says that she has largely come to terms with her nose and accepts it.

     

    Given that Tiny has been reluctant to admit to plastic surgery in the past, it is possible that she was inspired to come out about her various procedures because of the recent revelations of her friend and sometime co-star Shenikah Jo. In a video interview with Bossip, Shekinah Jo showed off a new body, which came courtesy of liposuction to get rid of some belly fat, which was then placed in her rear end, to boost it’s size and shape.

     
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    True Blood actress Anna Paquin recently gave birth to twins and is already stepping out. She is already looking good, leading to suspicion that a plastic surgery mommy makeover could be at play.

    30-year old Anna Paquin and her husband and True Blood costar Stephen Moyer recently had twins, although the couple has not revealed the genders or names of their new additions. On a recent shopping outing, Anna was spotted wearing a loose fitting short sundress, which covered up any remaining baby weight.

    The stars of True Blood are well known for having some of the fittest bodies on television, so Anna likely was careful not to gain too much weight during her pregnancy. In addition, Anna has said in the past that she is naturally inclined to be active, so she may already be back on a fitness regimen.

    Given her devotion to sports and working out, as well as her young age, it seems likely that Anna will snap back to her pre-babies body without the help of a plastic surgery mommy makeover.

    However, most plastic surgeons recommend waiting at least 3 months before undergoing a mommy makeover, which usually includes a tummy tuck and breast lift as well as possible breast implants and liposuction.

    Makemeheal.com congratulates the couple on their new family members.

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    Despite spending a lot of time in front of cameras, whether it is on the set of a movie or the lens of the paparazzi, it seems that Arnold Schwarzenegger has gone against Hollywood types and stayed away from plastic surgery.

    65-year old Arnold Schwarzenegger has been at the center of plastic surgery rumors for years, undergoing everything from Botox to liposuction, according to reports (See Make Me Heal’s story on Arnold  Schwarzenegger’s plastic surgery).

    However, despite the rumors, it seems that Arnold is aging naturally, something he showed off on a recent press tour for his new action movie The Expendables 2.

    In an interview reported by USA Today, Arnold said he’s never had any cosmetic procedures like, “Botox. Or any surgery.”

    “So this is the real thing,” he added, pointing to his face.

    On his blog, plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn says that the action hero is telling the truth:

    “Actually, I see quite a few lines on his face!  He does look like he has aged quite a bit, especially after the stress of the scandal involving his former maid.”

    Although Arnold admitted that doing action movies are beginning to take a toll on his knees, the stress doesn’t seem to be showing up much in his face.

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    Not all plastic surgery is created equal. Although reality star Kyle Richards is pleased with her plastic surgery, doesn’t mean that she likes all plastic surgery. In a recent interview The Real Housewife of Beverly Hills revealed that she isn’t a big fan of Meg Ryan’s lips.

    When asked who in Hollywood has had the worst plastic surgery, by RadarOnline via video, Kyle Richards initially joked, “Oh, my God, you can’t ask me that! I’m going to be killed by somebody!”

    “If I tell you everybody we’re going to be here all day. Do you have all day?” she laughed.

    “I do love Meg Ryan, I really do, but I really wish she didn’t do that to her lips. She was so cute! Why’d she do that?” Kyle conceded.

    “I don’t like the lips, I like her old lips. I want her to keep her old lips. Her new lips scare me!”

    Kyle has had her share of plastic surgery, including lip augmentation as well as Botox and breast implants and liposuction (See Make Me Heal’s story on Kyle Richards’ plastic surgery) and her results do seem a lot more natural than Meg Ryan’s notoriously overinflated lips (See Make Me Heal’s story on Meg Ryan’s plastic surgery).

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    Fat or thin, and anywhere in between, reality stars are not usually known for being shy about showing off their bodies. But Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Kyle Richards frequently demurs from disrobing fully when it comes to poolside scenes. Her shyness could change, if the rumors are true and the dark-haired star has undergone liposuction.

    43-year old Kyle Richards looks amazing for having had 4 kids. But apparently the pressure of looking even better got to her, after spotting fellow costars Camille Grammer and Brandi Granville stripping down to their skivvies. To feel better about her body, Kyle has reportedly undergone liposuction on her trouble areas.

    “Kyle went and had full body lipo. The doctor sculpted and toned her perfectly and she was completely thrilled with the results. It wasn’t a dramatic difference, but the overall change is amazing. She looks and feels better than she ever has. She only lost about 15-20 pounds in total, but it was all from the right places, the trouble spots that she couldn’t get rid of through exercise or diet alone,” a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com (via the ChristianPost.com).

    “The deciding factor for Kyle was the housewives trip to Las Vegas. They were filming around the pool and Camille and Brandi immediately stripped down to these teeny tiny bikinis – and, needless to say, they both looked stunning,” the insider said.

     

    “Kyle felt so intimidated, there was no way she was taking anything off in front of the cameras, she felt totally inadequate. Don’t get me wrong. Kyle was by no means overweight, she eats healthily and she works out, but she just has certain areas of her body, like most women, that she isn’t happy about. So she decided to get a little help,” the source added.

     

    Post liposuction, Kyle is reportedly feeling much more confident, showing off her new size in tight-fitting dresses and even wearing bikinis to the pool.

    “For the first time in years, Kyle feels great in a bikini and she is flaunting the results in tight little dresses and little short shorts. She finally feels she can hold her own against her cast members and it has done wonders for her self esteem,” the source said.

    While the procedure remains unconfirmed, in the past Kyle has copped to prior plastic surgery, including a nose job, Botox, breast implants and fillers (See Make Me Heal’s story on Kyle Richards’ plastic surgery).

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    Mob Wives star Renee Graziano had a total body plastic surgery makeover that ended in disaster. After talking about her ordeal and finding a new plastic surgeon, it seems that Renee has had her plastic surgery revision, with happy results.

    42-year old Mob Wives star Renee Graziano had plastic surgery makeover including a tummy tuck and buttocks lift (See Make Me Heal’s story on Renee Graziano’s plastic surgery).

    However, the procedures didn’t go as planned, leaving Renee saying, “I wake up every day in pain. There was a lot of scar tissue that was left inside. It’s painful. It’s very uncomfortable.”

    Luckily, Renee has managed to have her plastic surgery, revised with the help of a different plastic surgeon. Now she says, her plastic surgery, “It was a total success!”

    Dr. Jonathan Hall is one of the top plastic surgeons in Boston, who is know for his natural appearing results. Dr. Hall, who has not treated Renee Graziano, says, “Sounds like she had some irregular areas from liposuction, and an area that had not healed well in the back.  I hate to hear ‘botched’ used so often. When a body lift is being done, there is a real risk of minor problems like wound separation or fat irregularities that might benefit from a second correction.  And of course, it is very important that the patient not move excessively or allow stretching or rubbing over their incisions for the first 6 weeks after surgery.  Results are rarely “perfect” after any procedure, and patient compliance, i.e., following the doctor’s instructions after surgery to allow proper healing is important.  Surgeons are dealing with tissues and patients that are not always predictable.  So a certain amount of revisions and additional surgery to improve the results further after surgery is not unusual, and does not necessarily mean that the original surgeon is somehow at fault.”

    “It is important to select a plastic surgeon that is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and performs his/her surgeries in a certified facility.  Ask to see the results of similar patients.  And shy away from someone who can ‘guarantee’ a result.  Surgeons who are experienced and honest understand that ‘perfect’ is a word in the dictionary and doesn’t happen very often in the real world.  And they will guide their patients to expect a realistic result, and accept the need for possible additional surgery to further improve the results.  And don’t expect a good result if the patient does not limit their activities after surgery, typically for 6 weeks.  And if you smoke, tell your surgeon. He/she will probably want you to quit for at least 1-2 months before and after the surgery.”

    It seems that two times was the charm for Renee, as she loves her result and had a very minimal plastic surgery recovery.

    “The recovery was great. I was out in two days, whereas my first surgery took me four months to recover from. I am so happy with the results! I have the cutest little tush. I keep telling everyone to touch it,” she tells RadarOnline.com.

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    Heidi Montag Regrets Lipo, Says it Caused Cellulite

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    It’s been nearly three years since Heidi Montag’s infamous plastic surgery procedures. However, with little else to do, she’s still talking about her multiple procedures and complaining about the results.

    In 2009 Heidi had a nose job revision, chin reduction, mini brow lift, botox in forehead and frown area, fat injections in cheeks, nasolabial folds and lips, neck liposuction, ears pinned back, liposuction on waist, hips and inner and outer thighs, buttock augmentation and breast augmentation revision. (See Make Me Heal’s story on Heidi Montag’s plastic surgery).

    In an interview with In Touch Weekly, 25-year old Heidi Montag says, “Getting lipo is my biggest regret.” Evidently the former reality star was shocked after seeing photos of herself with cellulite just months after the surgeries took place.

    Although liposuction does not seem to work for everyone (See Make Me Heal’s story on Tara Reid’s corrective plastic surgery), the procedure does not cause cellulite.

    Plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Guida insists “cellulite is a genetic condition” and “not caused by liposuction,” Heidi disagrees.

    ”I got cellulite after my lipo,” Heidi believes.

    To try to get rid of her cellulite, she exercises and eats healthy and encourages other considering cosmetic surgery to do the same.

    Heidi advises, “Try to lose weight and eat healthily. It’s less painful, cheaper, and more beneficial.”

    It sounds like Heidi has learned from her mistakes and is imparting her new found wisdom to her remaining fans.

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    Lady Gaga has said that she hasn’t been under the knife or needle, but a new Twitter picture is stirring up new rumors that the performance artist/pop star has had plastic surgery.

    26-year old Lady Gaga once told Harper’s Bazaar, “I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have.”

    “I think promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification.”

    “And how many models and actresses do you see on magazine covers who have brand-new faces and have had plastic surgery, while I myself have never had any plastic surgery?”

    It looks like Lady Gaga might have changed her mind about changing her appearance. A Twitter picture of the quirky character revealed a rather plump pout, which is rumored to be the result of a lip augmentation.

    On his blog, Dr. Anthony Youn says, ” It’s definitely possible.  Her lips look much plumper now than they did when she was younger. If she’s had them enhanced, I suspect she’s used an injectable filler like Juvederm.”

    In the past, it has been rumored that Lady Gaga had rhinoplasty and liposuction and breast augmentation in the past (See Make Me Heal’s story on Lady Gaga’s plastic surgery).

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    Kerry Katona has had liposuction and tummy tuck, but apparently they haven’t helped her change her eating habits to stay slimmer.

    31-year old British star Kerry Katona recently underwent a tummy tuck and liposuction (See Make Me Heal’s story on Kerry Katona’s plastic surgery), but ate freely on British television’s celebrity episode of Come Dine With Me.

    She apparently ragged on a fellow competitor’s choice of fried food for breakfast, before serving a dinner of fish and chips herself.

    The Daily Mail reports that after seeing her competitors menu, Kerry said, “I’ve just had a tummy tuck I can’t be eating this s***.”

    The former Atomic Kitten singer added, “This is a lot of fried food, it’s not good for my belly this.”
    A tummy tuck is not considered weight loss plastic surgery, rather it flattens the abdominal region. In order to maintain the flat stomach, it is recommended that patients exercise regularly and eat a healthy, well-balanced diet.

     

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    Talk show host Wendy Williams is nothing if not controversial. So when she discussed cosmetic surgery in a recent interview it wasn’t surprising that some of her remarks would fan the flames.

    47-year old Wendy Williams has proclaimed herself the queen of plastic surgery, after liposuction and after breast augmentation and a few other things like Botox and fillers (See Make Me Heal’s story on Wendy Williams’ plastic surgery).

    However, her love of plastic surgery does get her in trouble from time to time. In a recent interview with xoJane.com, When asked about why she thinks people criticize her so much for getting plastic surgery, Wendy responded, “They are jealous. Because if I said to that person, ‘I got the doctor and I’m going to pay for it. Choose three things you want to do,’ believe me, they would get it done. They are very jealous and scared. Scared of what their other friends would say, or to break out of the box and be different. And being black? Ugh, please. My people will not go for any kind of surgery. We are supposed to be natural. Ugh, whatever.”

    Wendy’s comments likely won’t convert anybody from the anti-plastic surgery league into giving cosmetic surgery a chance. But it could get her a phone call from the NAACP.

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    Jason Segal’s latest costar is the beautiful Emily Blunt in the new rom-com movie The Five-Year Engagement. To get the role, Jason recently revealed that he had to lose weight, leading some to wonder if plastic surgery weight loss had anything to do with it.

    32-year old Jason Segal star has been packing on the pounds since her first began his role on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother. And it looks like not just fans have noticed, but also professionals in Hollywood.

    In an interview with David Letterman to promote the new film, Jason said, ” I was forced to lose weight for this movie. It was by the studio president!”

    “I was told it had to be conceivable that Emily Blunt would ever choose me to be her husband, which I think is fair enough! I had to lose a good 35 pounds.”

    “I didn’t enjoy it but they sent a trainer to set and I had to work out twice a day and he would also watch me eat all day.”

    Making Jason’s weight loss even harder was the fact that he plays a chef in the movie, so he was constantly eating. Still, Jason appears to have done the hard work as he is noticeably slimmer, without the look that is typical after liposuction.

    On his blog, OcBody plastic surgeon Dr. John Di Saia explains, ” For those who have surmised that lipo might have something to do with this, lipo rarely results in much weight loss. It can slim you down in some hard to slim areas though.”

    Jason Segal and Emily Blunt don’t seem like a likely couple, but neither do he and his real-life lady love actress Michelle Williams. Still, he managed to make it work in both cases.

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    Robert Pattinson is considered a heartthrob the world over, but even he is not immune to the pressures of looking good. Apparently the sparkly Twilight star was not happy when photos of him shirtless surfaced on the internet. Maybe plastic surgery could help boost his ego?

    25-year old Robert Pattinson is pretty soft-looking for a young male star these days. Without any definition, Robert apparently relied on makeup artistry for his 6-pack in the latest Twilight installment.

    According to UsWeekly, “Robert Pattinson may be adored by millions of people — including his lady love Kristen Stewart — but a source tells Us Weekly that Rob was “upset” after photos emerged of him without a shirt. The Twilight actor was caught paddle-boarding in Malibu on March 30 wearing only his swim trunks — but we thought he looked great!”

    “He’s really insecure about his shirt being off,” a source said of the 25-year-old actor, who had painted-on ripped abs for scenes in various movies.”

    “Rob had a team of makeup artists working on his stomach to make it appear as if he had a six-pack,” a source previously told Star.”

    “While we don’t think Rob has anything to be insecure about, if he wants to improve his body, first he should stop smoking! “He’s trying to cut back,” admitted the source.”

    If Robert is finding it hard to get in shape, he may want to consider liposuction to get rid of some of his trouble areas, and he should quit smoking so that he gets the best results after liposuction.

    If Robert did get lipo, it would not be his first time at plastic surgery recovery, as he may have had a nose job and jaw implant in the past (See Make Me Heal’s story on Robert Pattinson’s plastic surgery).

    On his blog, plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn says, “There are rumors that Twilight star Robert Pattinson has had plastic surgery, making him look more masculine. If you examine these photos from allieiswired.com, you can see why people believe he may have had a rhinoplasty and jaw implants. His nose appears straighter and his jawline appears more filled out. A jawline implant is very similar to a chin implant, in that they are both usually made of solid silicone rubber. Another way to fill out the jawline is to use fat grafting.”

    “Jaw implants or not, his nose definitely looks a lot better now!”

    Studly body or not, Robert is definitely popular with the ladies and a touch of liposuction could only improve his situation.

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    Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has become just about as famous as some of the celebrities he covers on his blog. With a recent revealing outfit, some are wondering if Perez hasn’t turned to the plastic surgery he usually mocks in his celebrity targets.

    34-year old Perez Hilton used to be a hefty guy, but he’s recently devoted himself to living a healthy lifestyle. He has even started a new blog to encourage common folks to look and feel as good as celebrity fitness freaks. It looks like Perez has taken his devotion to healthy living even further, by showing off his thin frame and flat abs at a recent event. But his perfect physique has left some wondering if his results are really from hard work or plastic surgery after liposuction or other procedure?

    On his blog, celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn explores the possible reasons for Perez’s new look, saying:

    “The king of poking fun at others, blogger Perez Hilton, is now the subject of rumors himself.  After revealing his new six pack, bloggers and websites have speculated that his new defined abs may not be completely natural.  Could his six pack be a due to plastic surgery?  A handful of plastic surgeons are performing Hi Def Liposuction, where the fat of the abdomen is suctioned to resemble muscles.  When performed on a good candidate, the procedure can be pretty impressive.  When performed on the wrong person, it can make him look like a Ninja Turtle.”

    “It’s possible that his six pack is due to a combination of a lot of weight loss, working out, and some judiciously applied spray paint.   Mariah Carey tried this a few years ago, with pretty poor results.”

     

    “Plastic surgery, spray paint, or not, I commend Perez for getting himself in better shape.”

     

    Perez is definitely looking better than ever, even if he did overdo the orange spray tan.

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    While runway models seem to be getting younger and younger, some runway models just seem to be getting better with age. Like international supermodel Naomi Campbell, who closed the Roberto Cavalli show in Milan Fashion Week

    At 41 years old Naomi Campbell is still sporting designs that would look dreadful on women half her age. Yet plunging necklines and low-cut backs look stunning on the rare beauty, possibly because of plastic surgery.

    In the past, Naomi has been rumored to have undergone a nose job and possible liposuction procedure, leaving her with a banging body after liposuction

    More recently, it doesn’t look like Naomi has spent much time under the knife, except for possible Botox injections, which require very limited plastic surgery recovery and giving her plenty of time to get ready for the runway.

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “Naomi Campbell, one of the most, or the most famous black super-model at age 41 looks better than ever. Her skin looks as if she was in her twenties. The only two things I can find her guilty for is hair loss (See Make Me Heal’s story on Naomi Campbell’s hair loss)and usage of Botox.”

    Naomi’s natural beauty is complimented to her dedication to cleanse and trendy workouts like gyrotechnics. Clearly, it’s working for her.

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    Wild outfits and crazy hair ruled the Grammys red carpet, but Makemeheal.com also detected plastic surgery on more than one entertainer.

    Host 44-year old LL Cool J kicked off the music awards show looking as hot as ever, although he didn’t display his famous abs, which have been much talked about as the result of possible liposuction. However, LL Cool J has denied plastic surgery, saying his amazing abs are the result of hard work, not plastic surgery (See Make Me Heal’s story on LL Cool J’s plastic surgery).

    The big winner of the night was 23-year old British songstress Adele. Despite being in the hospital for surgery, it seems that the songbird really was getting treatment for her throat, and was not covering up plastic surgery recovery. After Karl Lagerfield described her as a “little too fat” but beautiful nonetheless, many thought that the full-figured Adele would rush off for body-contouring plastic surgery, but Adele still looked to be her usual, confident self as she collected six Grammy awards throughout the event.

    40-year old Bluegrass star Alison Krauss took home a Grammy and may have geared up for the ceremony with a little too much non-invasive plastic surgery. Alison looks to have used some fillers such as Sculptra in her cheeks and they have been plumped just a little too much. She may also use Botox in her forehead.

    27-year old Katy Perry debuted a new song at the awards show, wearing a costume that nearly covered her famous breasts that once made her want a breast reduction when she was younger. Katy seems to be recovering from her recent divorce nicely, although she did throw a little dirt in her ex’s face with the new song (See Make Me Heal’s story on Katy Perry’s plastic surgery).

    30-year old Kelly Rowland has been pleased with her results after breast augmentation,, although she didn’t show them off with her elegant Alberta Ferretti gown. Kelly looked happy and healthy at the Grammys (See Make Me Heal’s story on Kelly Rowland’s breast augmentation).

    Throughout the night musical stars past and present paid tribute to the very recently passed 48-year old Whitney Houston (See Make Me Heal’s story on Whitney Houston’s plastic surgery). The powerhouse singer will be greatly missed by her fans and family.

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    Sarah Burge, also known as a “The Human Barbie” shocked parents around the world when she recently admitted to giving her seven year old daughter a birthday gift of a voucher for plastic surgery, to be used when she is ready for a breast augmentation. Over the recent holidays, Sarah once again horrified the world when she gave her daughter a liposuction voucher for Christmas. Maybe a pony was just too much?

    51-year-old Sarah Burge has spent over $800,000 on her own surgical enhancements over twenty years, which include three facelifts, liposuction on seven different parts of her body, two nose jobs and breast augmentation.

     

    Despite spending a lot of time undergoing breast augmentation recovery and plastic surgery recovery, Sarah seems to continue to want plastic surgery and has passed her favorite pastime on to her daughter (See Make Me Heal’s story on Child’s plastic surgery present).

    The Human Barbie gave another plastic surgery voucher for the recent holidays, in the form of a promise for liposuction.

    “She asks for surgery all the time. She wants to look good and lipo is one of those procedures that will always come in handy,” 51-year-old Sarah Burge told the UK’s Daily Mail. “I see these vouchers as investing in her future, like saving money for her education.”

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “This is absurd and obviously for PR.  A board certified plastic surgeon would never consider doing plastic surgery on child.  This is the wrong message to send any young person who is just figuring out their identity.”

    On his blog, OcBody plastic surgeon Dr. John Di Saia writes, ” I am not sure many plastic surgeons could support giving a gift of liposuction to a 7 year old. Hopefully this is just a publicity stunt or something. It is not like every woman will come to want liposuction over the course of her lifetime. Putting such ideas in the head of such a young girl should light the media up. Many people will have objections to something like this. Is this “Human Barbie” a reality show personality or something?”

    Sarah’s older daughters, ages 27 and 17, have already spent time under the knife and apparently Poppy is all set to follow in her family’s footsteps.

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    Tara Reid’s notoriously botched plastic surgery is apparently still ongoing, as the actress is reportedly seeking out special scar treatment.

    35-year old Tara Reid has become as famous for the poor results she got after liposuction and after breast augmentation as she is for her acting. Although she has had corrective plastic surgery to fix her misshapen nipples and rippled stomach (See Make Me Heal’s story on Tara Reid’s corrective plastic surgery), she is apparently still seeking to improve her results.

    The word on the Internet is that, ” Tara Reid has turned to high-tech oxygen treatments to help heal the scars left by recent breast implants and liposuction. The star has been stepping into a hyperbaric chamber at Los Angeles’ Maria De Sio Skincare centre to get rid of scars around her navel and breasts.”
    She says, ‘I had to put powder on them (scars) so you couldn’t see how bad they were.’

    During the $85 oxygen treatments, the gas is pumped into the chamber to help skin blemishes and scarring heal.”

    Healing scars, especially old ones, is tricky business and the procedures are often unproven.

    On his blog, OcBody plastic surgeon Dr. John Di Saia writes, ” Tara quit the cigarettes and stay out of the sun until your wounds have matured. The hyperbaric therapy is of no proven benefit, then again $85 is cheap for hyperbaric oxygen. For all we know the center gave her the treatments anyway as part of a promotion.”

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “I do not believe that oxygen therapy is going to help Tara Reid’s old scars.  It is hard to correct the results of overly aggressive liposuction.  It’s not so much the scars that are the issue but the contour irregularities.”

    Tara may need the discount treatments because she is being considerably less than her cast mates in the latest American Pie franchise, due out next year.

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    Despite having a bad experience with liposuction, Kerry Katona is reportedly wanting to go back under the knife for another round of plastic surgery.

    31-year old British star Kerry Katona had a bad experience with liposuction a few years back, leaving her with a rippled stomach (See Make Me Heal’s story on Kerry Katona’s plastic surgery).

    Despite the botched liposuction, Kerry is reportedly willing to give plastic surgery another go, and is looking for breast implants and a breast lift after breast augmentation, as childbirth has reportedly left her breasts in an unappealing state.

    In an interview with the Daily Mail, Kerry reportedly said, ” I want a boob job. My breasts look horrendous when I take my bra off. I had Botox last year but I’m too scared to do anything else.”

    Before getting breast augmentation, Kerry hasn’t strayed too far from a plastic surgeon’s office as the Daily Mail also reports that Kerry is looking like she has been using Botox a little excessively, if her extra smooth and shiny forehead is any indication.

    If Kerry wants to update her look, a nose job to define the tip and add symmetry would certainly help her to look better.

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “Kerry Katona has certainly had Botox injections to her forehead making it remarkably smooth.  Her makeup is partly to blame for giving her face that shinny and some-what frozen look.  I think Kerry Katona would most benefit from a nose job- Rhinoplasty procedure.  Defining the tip and angle of her nose can really create a fresh and beautiful new look for her.”

    Makemeheal.com looks forward to seeing whether or not Kerry follows through on her plastic surgery.

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    Christina Milian is one of those special women who never seem to grow a day older. The singer and actress gave birth just last year and yet shows no signs of the toll pregnancy takes on the body, leading fans like Makemeheal.com to suspect that plastic surgery may be at play.

    30-year old Christina Milian gave birth to daughter Violet last year and has already been spotted sporting tiny bathing suits. Christian may have indulged in a plastic surgery “mommy makeover.” A mommy makeover involves a trio of procedures: a breast lift and/or breast augmentation, a tummy tuck and liposuction. After liposuction and the other procedures, patients often enjoying flaunting their new bodies and wearing skimpy bathing suits and clothing that show off their new assets–like Christina.

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “Christina Milian appears to have had her nose defined with a Rhinoplasty.  It is a subtle change, but has really enhanced the look of her face.  She looks beautiful and does not appear to have, nor need, any other cosmetic procedures at this time.”

    Christina looks great whether or not she’s had plastic surgery and fans are looking forward to seeing what she does next.

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    Comedienne Kathy Griffin is one of the more popular funny women to brag about getting plastic surgery on everything from her face down. But now the loud-voiced redhead says she is done with plastic surgery.

    50-year old Kathy Griffin revitalized her shape and her career by getting plastic surgery, but a few years ago she said she was done with going under the knife.

    “I’ve been off the junk, as I call it, for five years,” and she vows to stay off, she said in an interview for Fitness magazine, Usmagazine.com says.

    “I’ve had a face lift, eye job and all that stuff five years ago. What I found, though, was that it didn’t help me one bit. It didn’t get me happier or didn’t make me look particularly younger.”

    “I spent 20 years of my life obsessing about 10, 15 pounds, and what I found as a comedian … is that nobody expected me to come out in a bikini anyway. I’ve never lost a job because of my weight, and I’ve certainly never gotten a job because of my cosmetic surgery or my weight. “I’ll say to my younger friends: ‘C’mon, I have a hot body, right?’ I mean, not a hot body Hollywood-style… but it’s hot for 47. So that’s my new thing — I like my body now. For 47, it’s pretty darn good. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m never going to be Jennifer Aniston.”

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “Liposuction, and plastic surgery in general, is an excellent catalyst for people to get motivated and dedicated to improving their life. Whether it is sticking to a diet, exercising more or just living a healthier lifestyle, many patients after having enhanced their appearance through plastic surgery are inspired to enhance the other parts of themselves and their life as well.”

    If Kathy does change her mind again (as she frequently does where plastic surgery is concerned), she may want to try a blepharoplasty or a little Botox around the eyes to get rid of her deep crow’s feet. The plastic surgery recovery time would be minimal enough to make the procedures worth it.

    Dr. David Shafer, celebrity plastic surgeon in New York City says, ” I think Kathy Griffin would be helped considerably by some Botox Cosmetic and a lower lid blepharoplasty to smooth the skin around her eyes.”

    Kathy’s plastic surgery got her on the D-list and gave her plenty of fodder for her comedy routines, so time will tell whether or not she finds herself back on the table.

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    Season 8 “The Biggest Loser” fan favorite Amanda Arlauskas is maintaining her weight since her time on the popular television contest. But to get over her final weight loss hurdle, the pretty blonde says it will take plastic surgery.

    22-year old Amanda Arlauskas lost 87 pounds on her season of The Biggest Loser, but she isn’t done yet. Amanda suffers from a condition known as lipedema, in which fat deposits collect in her legs. In order to get rid of the excess weight, Amanda says she is planning to undergo liposuction. After liposuction, Amanda hopes to wear dresses that show off her new shape.

    Once Amanda has experienced liposuction recovery, she may also want to consider further plastic surgery. Drastic weight loss usually results in loose skin which can only be tightened through surgical means. Amanda may want a lower body lift, breast lift and arm lift to help get rid of loose hanging skin in those areas.

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    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “Amanda Arlauskas from the Biggest Loser certainly must be thrilled over loosing all that weight and having a new slim body.  However, she is probably not thrilled about any excess loose skin which I am sure she has as a result of such extreme weight loss.  A lower body lift, breast lift and Brachioplasty (arm lift) are the most common plastic surgery procedures for patients that have experienced such a large amount of weight loss.  Since Amanda suffers from lipedema, which is excess fat deposits in the legs, having liposuction could reduce her symptoms significantly.”

    Dr. David Shafer, celebrity plastic surgeon in New York City says, “Lipedema is often a debilitating condition.  Treatment can include a combination of liposuction and skin lifting procedures.  Patients with extreme weight loss often need enormous amounts of skin removed.”

    “I’ll always be bottom-heavy, and I know that,” she says, “but I just want to find something, and hopefully plastic surgery is it, because I hate my legs so much. I’m praying for something, because it’s like you’ve come this far and you deserve to be able to flaunt it. I just want to be able to wear a dress and show off my legs and not be so humiliated by them.”

    Makemeheal.com congratulates Amanda on her weight loss and continued dedication to a healthy diet and exercise.

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    “Human Barbie” Sarah Burge recently revealed that she has been having surgery since she was 7 years old and now at the age of 51 and over 100 plastic surgery procedures later, isn’t planning to stop.

    51-year-old Sarah Burge has spent over $800,000 on surgical enhancements over twenty years, which include three facelifts, liposuction on seven different parts of her body, two nose jobs and breast augmentation.

     

    Her first surgeries were reconstruction after an accident, but Sarah has continued to splurge on more cosmetic surgeries, not even minding the plastic surgery recovery, according to an interview with The Mirror UK:

    ” I can’t remember a time I didn’t want surgery. The first procedure I ever had was when I was seven years old. Born with what I considered to be a deformity – a sticking-out ear – I wanted to get rid of it, so I did. Twenty years later, I had my next procedure – liposuction under my jawline. I didn’t like my double chin so it had to go. Then something happened which would change my relationship with plastic surgery forever.”

    “I was involved in an incident of domestic violence so severe that I was left with a broken cheekbone, jaw, eye socket and teeth. I was rushed to hospital to be patched up but when I eventually saw myself in a mirror I collapsed in shock.”

     

    “My face was completely disfigured, I looked like a monster. I lived like that for six years and they were the worst six years of my life. The only thing that kept me going was my little girl Charlotte. Eventually, I decided to do something about it. I went to beauty school, then trained as a nurse before opening my own cosmetic surgery consultation service on Harley Street.”

    “I visited the best plastic surgeons I could find and offered them a business proposition. If they could make me look the way I wanted to look then I would refer all my clients to them. They agreed and I haven’t paid a penny for my surgery since.”

    “It took about 30 procedures, including cheek implants, work on my eye socket and a nose job to get my face how I wanted. After that I got a bit carried away. I would have surgery to maintain the results I’d already achieved to try out all the latest techniques and procedures.”

    “It’s my job to recommend the best surgeons to people, so how can I if I haven’t tried them myself? I’ve lost track of the amount of work I’ve had done over the last 20 years but I know it’s more than 100 procedures, worth over £500,000.”

    “I’ve never regretted any of the surgery, I’ve never been turned down by a surgeon because they know it would be bad for their business, and none of it has ever gone wrong. It hasn’t even been painful – except for when I had buttock implants and I couldn’t sit down for a week.”

    “People say I’m a nutter and an addict all the time. They tell me to ‘focus on what’s inside’ but when they say that I think, ‘Hello!’ I know what it’s like to look ugly and I know what it’s like to be beautiful and I sure as hell know what the general public would choose if they were honest.”

    “When I lost my face I didn’t feel good on the inside. I was miserable. As for being an addict I’m the first one to admit it’s true. I’m addicted to looking good. What’s wrong with that?”

    “My most recent procedure was two weeks ago when I had a full face lift and full body liposculpture. It was an MOT for my 51st birthday worth £51,000. It was done under local anaesthetic so I could tell the surgeon what I wanted him to do.”

    “I’m not squeamish and never get nervous because I know nothing will go wrong. I didn’t even need recovery time. I went straight out for lunch with the surgeon afterwards.

    I’m not sure what I’ll have done next because I’ve not long been out of the operating theatre. But I know within a year I’ll start having withdrawal symptoms. Maybe I’ll have a neck lift. I can’t imagine never having surgery again.”

    “People say, ‘Why can’t you just relax and stay as you are?’ and sometimes I feel like doing that. But at the end of the day, I’m proud of my body and I want to keep it looking like this. So when people ask if I’ll ever stop my answer is, ‘No, not until they hammer the last nail into my coffin.’”

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “I believe 7 years old is still a bit young for plastic surgery, and I don’t think it was her early start that contributed to Sarah Burge’s plastic surgery addiction.  Sarah was left severely disfigured after a brutal attack and had to have multiple surgeries to rebuild her face.  This life altering event surly left emotional scars and probably was the driving force behind her continued plastic surgery addiction.  Plastic surgery can really boost your self confidence and self esteem, but is no replacement for therapy after such a traumatic ordeal.”

    Sarah seems happy now, but she may still want to consider some therapy after all she has survived.

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    Melanie Griffith has been laying pretty low since her days as a Working Girl. But lately the pretty blond actress has been warming up to the camera and shying away from plastic surgery.

    54-year old Melanie Griffith previously suffered from humiliation as the public shunned her efforts to look better after her plastic surgery, including a rumored breast augmentation, liposuction, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), repeated lip augmentation and Botox injections, and a possible forehead lift and facelift (See Make Me Heal’s story on Melanie Griffith’s plastic surgery). Whether it was due to plastic surgery recovery after breast augmentation or a lack of roles, Melanie hasn’t been in many films the past few years.


    Melanie’s recent appearances and willingness to be in front of the paparazzi could mean a return to the limelight, as she has some new films coming out next year.

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    For Melanie’s return to Hollywood, she could rejuvenate her look with some fillers like Restylane or Sculptra under her eyes and in her cheeks and maybe get some chemical peels for a youthful glow.

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “Melanie Griffith could rejuvenate the look of her face by using dermal fillers such as Restylane or Sculptra to fill in the lines and hollow look below her eyes and around her mouth and cheeks.  Chemical peels do a great job of smoothing out fine lines as well.”

    Melanie still makes great arm candy for Antonio Banderas after 15 years of marriage, so maybe her previous plastic surgery wasn’t all bad.

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    Heidi Montag and husband Spencer Pratt once ruled the pages of tabloids, their fame rising when Heidi revealed her over-the-top plastic surgery transformation. Now the couple is living with his parents and pleading poverty after spending their money on living the life and plastic surgery.

    The couple once ruled stardom, documenting each moment of their lives in front of the cameras reaching a peak in 2009 when Heidi had a nose job revision, chin reduction, mini brow lift, botox in forehead and frown area, fat injections in cheeks, nasolabial folds and lips, neck liposuction, ears pinned back, liposuction on waist, hips and inner and outer thighs, buttock augmentation and breast augmentation revision. (See Make Me Heal’s story on Heidi Montag’s plastic surgery).

    Heidi has since revealed that she spent too much on her plastic surgery recovery, which involved round the clock care from nurse. The couple has been unable to find employment and don’t make nearly as much as they used to from tabloid photo sales.

    Now Heidi says in an interview with the Daily Beast, “Obviously I wish I didn’t do it. I would go back and not have any surgery. It doesn’t help. I got too caught up in Hollywood, being so into myself and my image. I don’t regret anything, but if I could go back, I wouldn’t do it.”

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “It is amazing how just one small alteration in your appearance can change your overall look.  This is particularly true when having any facial cosmetic surgery done. That is why it is not recommended to do more than 3 or 4 surgeries at a time.  Heidi should have given herself a few months in between procedures to allow herself to heal and adjust to her new look.  She may have discovered that was all she needed.”

     

    When it comes to plastic surgery, a little can go a long way, a lesson Heidi appears to have learned the hard way.

     

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    In an interview with Prevention Magazine, Nutrisystem spokesperson Marie Osmond revealed that in addition to weight loss, she’s had a few non-invasive plastic surgery treatments. But MakeMeHeal.com suspects the celebrity has also had some more plastic surgery that she’s not talking about.

    51-year old Marie Osmond is back with her brother Danny, dancing the nights away in their Vegas revue. But in between gigs, Marie likely also takes a little time out for some plastic surgery recovery, to help her heal from her past plastic surgery and prepare for future treatments (See Make Me Heal’s story on Marie Osmond’s plastic surgery).

    In an interview with Prevention Magazine, Marie revealed her thoughts on cosmetic surgery, saying, “We cherish youth more than we do wisdom. Will I do it? I’m sure. Nobody wants to have a saggy jowl. Is it bad to do? I don’t think anything is bad if it makes you feel better….I’ve had HydraFacial, which is a non-laser skin resurfacing. I had a second procedure, which was done with infrared light; it tightens the skin and stimulates collagen to make your face look more toned. And I use a lot of sunscreen.”

    Marie mentioned laser treatments, but she seems to be skipping mentioning some other possible procedures, including Botox injections as well as fillers like Sculptra in her cheeks and Restylane or Juvederm in her lips.

    In addition to Botox and fillers, Marie may also have had some invasive procedures, like a facelift, forehead lift and blepharoplasty and maybe some body countouring like liposuction as well.

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “Marie Osmond has transformed her look over the years.  Weight loss does have a lot to do with it, but so does her cosmetic surgeon.  She appears to use Botox to her face, dermal fillers such as Sculptra to her cheeks, and Restylane or Juvederm to her lips, her nose appears refined and her eyelids remarkably perfect for her age.  Weight loss is great for your health and your body, but sometimes it can make you look older in the face.  She may have also had a facelift creating her youthful look.”

    On his blog, OcBody plastic surgeon Dr. John Di Saia writes, ” Marie Osmond has done a whole lot more than just losing weight. The Nutrisystem spokes model did an interview with Prevention magazine recently and apparently said she would likely have plastic surgery. She didn’t say much about the surgery she’s already had.”

    “Looking at this image from 2007 compared to the more recent one, she’s had a bunch of facial work….probably a facelift, forehead lift, and eyelid surgery to be conservative. She’s likely had some body work as well. It looks good but she’s not talking about it.”

    Marie has had a lot of personal issues the past year or so, so it’s nice to see her recovering, with or without plastic surgery.

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    Sarah Burge, also known as a “The Human Barbie” shocked parents around the world when she recently admitted to giving her seven year old daughter a voucher for plastic surgery, to be used when she is ready for a breast augmentation.

    50-year-old Sarah Burge has spent over $800,000 on her own surgical enhancements over twenty years, which include three facelifts, liposuction on seven different parts of her body, two nose jobs and breast augmentation.

    Despite spending a lot of time undergoing breast augmentation recovery and plastic surgery recovery, Sarah has managed to foist her plastic surgery addiction on to her daughter, Poppy, who apparently requested the $9,000 plastic surgery voucher for her birthday, along with a computer, a pink Swarovski crystal ring and necklace set and a spa retreat.

    “I wanted a new computer, a holiday and a voucher for surgery. When I got it all, it was a dream come true. All my friends were jealous,” Poppy told Closer Magazine.

    Sarah explains, “Poppy begged me for a boob job, so I gave her the voucher so she can have it after she’s 16, when it’s legal.”

    “If she develops naturally big boobs, she can have something else done with it.”

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “A young girl such as this who has not even come close to reaching puberty should not even know what a breast augmentation is, much less be considering having one. It is common that if a mother genetically had small breasts then the daughter would probably also have small breasts.  If the mother had a good experience with her surgery it will probably leave a positive impression on the daughter and possibly leaving her more inclined to also have a breast augmentation.”

    Sarah also admitted that her older daughters Charlotte, 25, Hannah, 17 and step-daughter Jazzy, 17 have already received Botox injections and are planning their own future plastic surgeries.

    Later this year, Sarah is planning more plastic surgery to celebrate her 51st birthday, with a facelift, butt implants and liposuction, she plans to allow her youngest daughter to watch the procedures on video.

    She said, “I want Poppy to see what will happen.”

    “Some people think it’s controversial and I get angry when strangers say I’m a bad mother because I don’t think there’s any harm in giving her this gift.”

    “Poppy is a normal kid who is good at sports and loves playing outside. Girls don’t want Snow White and Cinderella any more.”

    “They want to be WAGs and famous like Cheryl Cole and Lady Gaga. I’m just supporting her and making her dreams come true.”

    Sarah might be shocked to learn that some girls wait to see how they will develop before rushing into plastic surgery.

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    Serena Williams is smooth on the tennis court, but she is anything but in a bikini. Her rippled stomach is an indication that they stylish athlete may have had a tummy tuck or liposuction.

    29-year old Serena Williams is known for her daring fashion sense and powerful serve. But off the court, Serena also takes risks with her appearance, wearing tiny clothes that may have inadvertently revealed a tummy tuck or liposuction.

    Tummy tuck recovery and liposuction recovery can be helped, but too little fat may give less than optimal results. In the past, Serena is also rumored to have undergone a rhinoplasty procedure (See Make Me Heal’s story on Serena Williams’ Nose Job), to help shape and narrow her nose.

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “It certainly appears as if Serena Williams has had liposuction on her abdomen or tummy in the past.  Her stomach is not smooth although she does not have very much fat on her abdomen.  People who have very little fat to begin with, as I’m sure Serena did, that opt to have a little refinement with liposuction must be careful because she will have less fat to compensate for any irregularities created.”

    Serena may airbrush photos when they are for magazines, but out on the beach, she may want to try a tankini style to help cover some of her ripples while remaining sexy and stylish.

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    Naomi Campbell is as well-known for her temper as she is for her beauty. During the Cannes Film Festival, Naomi returned to the runway in support of her pet charity and revealed not only her supermodel body, but some new plastic surgery as well.

    41-year old Naomi Campbell strutted her stuff alongside her fellow celebrities and revealed more than a touch of new plastic surgery. In the past, Naomi has been rumored to have undergone a nose job and possible liposuction procedure, leaving her with a banging body after liposuction (See Make Me Heal’s story on Naomi Campbell’s plastic surgery).

    At Cannes, it looked like Naomi may have been adding a little filler to cheeks and enhancing her face with too much of a good thing.

    On her blog, New York plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Walden says, “The model, who turns 41 this week, turned a few heads at the festival (not in a good way). I think that in the attempt to keep up with the modeling world, she overdid it a little and doesn’t look like herself. It just doesn’t look natural. Her full cheeks do make her look like a nicer person though!”

    Naomi may not be concerned with looking natural, as she has been sporting weaves which have caused her hair loss in the past (See Make Me Heal’s story on Naomi Campbell’s hair loss). At the time, Board certified Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer recommended Naomi try Latisse to restore her lost locks around her face.

    Whatever she is doing, she continues to inspire fear and awe in the fashion community and beyond.

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    by Dr. August Acetta

    If you are one of those women who wish they could have a smaller butt, bigger boobs and more cleavage, you just got lucky!

    While breast augmentation continues to top the list of most desirable cosmetic surgery procedures, it doesn’t always give women what they really want – more cleavage!

    A new procedure pioneered by California based surgeon Dr. August Accetta is meeting this demand by using fat transferred from the patient’s own body to create cleavage. Cleavage can be enhanced in women who have not had saline or silicone breast implants, as well those that have.  And, according to Dr. Accetta, most of his patients are “doubly” happy with this technique as he uses unwanted fat taken from other areas of the body such as the buttocks, hips and thighs, to do a second procedure that naturally give patients softer, larger breasts using their own tissue.

    “Women always ask ‘why can’t I just take fat from my buttocks and thighs and put it where I need it the most, my breasts?” said Dr. Accetta who practices in Huntington Beach, California. “Now they can. This new technique provides them with a natural alternative to breast implants, and during the procedure when fat is removed from other parts of the body it slims down their lower half at the same time.”

    One of Dr. Accetta’s patients, Maryam, did not want to surgically insert synthetic saline or silicone implants into her body to enhance her breast size, but she did want a more curvaceous and sexy looking body. So, Dr. Accetta performed a liposuction procedure on her abdomen and thigh area giving her a great lower body shape, then using a specialized fat processing technique he was able to purify the unwanted fat and process it so that it could be injected directly into the breast tissue creating a fuller, natural breast.  Because this fat is so carefully harvested, it is concentrated and pliable and the surgeon can mold it into the tissue to create the correct fullness and cleavage as the patient desires.

    “Of course all patients are different,” explained Dr. Accetta. “Maryam was able to go from an A Cup to an E cup naturally,” said Dr. Accetta. “Not all patients can expect that, but wit the new technique they can expect good, natural results depending upon their body type, shape and quantity of fat harvested.”

    Unlike the silicone and saline breast implant consent forms that state “cleavage is not typically improved with breast implants,” with this new Natural Breast Augmentation procedure, women with wider set breasts have the option to enhance their cleavage. Traditional breast implant surgery would add no enhancement as breast implants are only proven to improve breast projection and not cleavage.

    The first step to obtaining a bigger breast or more cleavage is to perform liposuction and harvest fat from areas such as the thighs, buttocks and abdomen. Fat must be extracted as gently as possible so as to not disrupt or damage the fat cells. The surgeon performing this technique must have a high level of liposuction skill and experience as the fat must be removed meticulously so as to keep all of the fat alive. After harvesting, the fat is placed into syringes, Dr. Accetta then slowly re-injects the fat into the breast tissue. The goal being to not just fill up the breasts with fat, but rather carefully place the fat into the tissue in small increments at a time, so that the fat can attach itself into the breast tissue with the greatest blood supply and nutrients, enabling it to flourish and survive permanently. One of the other great things about this form of breast augmentation is that fat from the buttocks and thighs is different than fat from other areas of the body and is fat that is generally resistant to diet and exercise. Therefore, if you lose weight after the procedure as many women do because they are so excited to show off their bodies that they begin to embrace more exercise and fitness routines, the breasts will retain the same size and shape after injection. If they gain weight, the breasts will generally get a little bigger too.

    General medical and manufacturer recommendations for both saline and silicone breast implants are that they should be removed and replaced every 10-15 years. With Natural Breast Augmentation, there is no need for implants; over ninety percent of the fat injected will stay, and there is less pain and downtime. Over time the fat graft becomes more permanent and the breast tissue maintains its smooth shape and feel. There are no incisions or scars associated with Natural Breast Augmentation or Cleavage Enhancement which means that recovery time is about one week after the procedure.

    “This is the very first procedure that allows us to use everything nature gave us to help a woman obtain that perfect hourglass figure… naturally!” “Patients will be overjoyed that their breasts look and feel 100% natural.

    Dr. August Accetta is the founder of Accetta Institute for Women’s Health located in Huntington Beach, CA…  Dr. Accetta’s extensive surgical experience includes 18 years of Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery within the field of Urogynecology and 15 years of Abdominoplasty Advanced Liposuction and Vaginal Rejuvenation experience. He is board certified and has surgical privileges at Hoag Memorial Hospital and numerous surgery centers. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons as well as a fellow of the American College of Gynecologists and Director of Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery. Visit his website at www.accettamd.com

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    Lady Gaga is well known for her appearance, which ranges from beyond avant-garde style choices to prosthetics glued on to her body. Still with all her playing with the idea of body modifications, Lady Gaga insists that she’s never been under the knife for plastic surgery.

    25-year old pop performer Lady Gaga opened up her views on plastic surgery, despite rumors of having had rhinoplasty and liposuction and breast augmentation in the past (See Make Me Heal’s story on Lady Gaga’s plastic surgery).

    In the May issue of U.S. Harper’s Bazaar, she revealed, “I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have.”

    “I think promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification.”

    “And how many models and actresses do you see on magazine covers who have brand-new faces and have had plastic surgery, while I myself have never had any plastic surgery?”

    On his blog, OcBody plastic surgeon Dr. John Di Saia writes, “Lady Gaga plays the media like a violin so her motivations are not always easy to understand. Images of her before her fame are hard to come by and she modifies her appearance constantly via numerous elaborate outfits. In few words, that makes her hard to figure on the question of plastic surgery. How she justifies significant modification via non surgical means and denounces anything surgical is kinda arbitrary as well.”

    “On her vow to never have plastic surgery, she is only 25. Give her time.”

    On his blog, plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn writes, “So strange.  I would bet on makeup, since body modification like this (implanting metal rods), especially if performed by a non-plastic surgeon, is extremely painful and fraught with complications.   Her music is pretty darn catchy though!”

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “It looks like Lady Gaga may not have been born that way.  She appears to have had a very conservative Rhinoplasty and clearly uses Botox to give her that perfectly smooth forehead.”

    Lady Gaga certainly knows how to create controversy, both with her songs and public statements, but mostly with her outlandish appearances.

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    Tameka Foster might have been forgotten as the former wife of performer Usher, if it hadn’t been for her plastic surgery nightmare, which made her an Internet sensation. Now Tameka is setting the rumors straight about what really went wrong when she decided to undergo plastic surgery.

    40-year old Tameka Foster was supposed to undergo a tummy tuck in South America when she went into cardiac arrest (See Make Me Heal’s story on Tameka Foster’s tummy tuck). Now Tameka is talking about her decision to go under the knife in a foreign country in an interview in the April 2011 issue of Sister 2 Sister.

    “I had a Brazilian nanny. It was her son’s birthday. She was very sad she couldn’t go and see him for his birthday. The tickets are very expensive to go. I had a little slight attitude, and I was like, ‘You want to go to Brazil? We’re gonna go.’ It was one of those Waiting To Exhale moments. You know how women do that? And when I got there, I started seeing all those pretty people walking around. And I was like ‘Dang!’ And my nanny was formerly a nurse there and she said, ‘Oh yeah, its popular here and inexpensive.”

    “She was even telling me how people would get it and they would snap back so fast. And I just had a little pooch. I’ve always been a person who has been into my body and staying fit. And I had a baby, like, three months earlier. And I’m not going to lie, I was mad at my husband at the time so I thought, ‘Let’s take a trip.’”

    “So I took my sister. I took my nanny. And I took my assistant. And everybody was shocked, like, ‘Vacation?’ I was like ‘Yep. I’m going to Brazil.’ And I had never been before and it was beautiful. The weather was hot, So me, I was just trying to be spontaneous. I sent the children to him with another nanny and assistant. I was like, ‘You deal with them.’ You know? ‘You want to be M.I.A. for the most part? You deal with them.’ And when I got there I made a really dumb decision. It was dumb, because it wasn’t nothing a few crunches and another month wouldn’t have gotten off. I never had the surgery. I ended up going into cardiac arrest while I was getting anesthesia.”

    Surgery always comes with risks, and unfortunately Tameka learned the hard way.

    On his blog, plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn says, ” Usher’s Ex-wife Tameka Foster recently commented on her cardiac arrest prior to undergoing planned liposuction surgery in Brazil.   Apparently, she arrested prior to the surgery even starting, and never ended up having it done.  She’s very lucky to have made what appears to be a complete recovery.”

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    You might not have heard of Cindy Jackson, but she’s the world record holder for having the most plastic surgery procedures in the world.

    In a recent interview with ABC News, 55-year old Cindy Jackson talked about spending $100,000 on 52 plastic surgery procedures including: “14 full-scale operations, Botox, five facelifts, work on her upper and lower eyelids, knee liposuction and even injecting collagen into her hands to minimize her veins and tendons.”

    For someone who has been under the knife so many times, Cindy looks remarkably normal, not at all like the Jocelyn Wildenstein disaster you would expect (See Make Me Heal’s story on Jocelyn Wildenstein’s plastic surgery).

    She says, “For me, the best result is one that looks natural. I wouldn’t ever want anyone to stop and stare at me and say ‘that woman’s had a lot of surgery.’ I would never want to look like I’d had anything done.”

    Although many would expect someone who has been under the knife so very many times to have some sort of agenda, Jackson says that breaking a record was never her intention. Her view on plastic surgery is very different from that of Sheyla Hershey, who wanted to have the world’s biggest breast implants at the risk of her health (See Make Me Heal’s story on Sheyla Hershey’s plastic surgery).

    Cindy explains, “I didn’t set out to break, to set a world record, it was never my ambition, it’s just that I had so much done.”

    On his blog, OcBody plastic surgeon Dr. John Di Saia confesses to having mixed feelings about Cindy’s numerous plastic surgeries.

    “I used to feel badly about patients who had had so much surgery, but patients like Cindy Jackson seem so well adjusted I am not sure anymore. Overall she still seems to look better than she did beforehand, but how much surgery is too much? There are some surgical “artifacts” in her facial movements which are bound to be present when so much surgery has occurred.”

    “In the big picture, five facelifts does seem like too many for a middle aged woman. Then again she is happy so who am I to take that away from her?”

    “I went from feeling badly about these types of cases to being a bit conflicted.”

    Whether or not Cindy meant to set a record for plastic surgery, she did. When she’s not setting world records; she gives advice on plastic surgery and anti-aging and even does some modeling.

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    The wedding of the century is coming up on April 29 and before Kate Middleton says, “I do” to Prince William, she has plenty of planning to do. According to the National Enquirer, that includes getting plastic surgery to look royal enough to fill her role as princess.

    29-year old Kate Middleton has already changed up her style, from collegiate to conservative. But it seems that more changes may be in store for the soon-to-be-royal, including some plastic surgery.

    “Kate knows she’s about to become the most photographed person in the world – and women will scrutinize every inch of her. She’s really dreading that,” an insider told The ENQUIRER.

    “She wants to project a modern, glamorous image, and she knows that it’s best to have cosmetic intervention before any aging, sagging, drooping or wrinkling can mar her figure.”

    “Now that she’s joining the royal family, Kate obviously has to be discreet about her body changes. She doesn’t wan to be embarrassingly photographed covered with bandages and with ugly black eyes from plastic surgery,” maintained the insider.

    “She needs to plan mini- surgeries that won’t be obvious to the public.

    “And for procedures where she will have to stay out of the public eye for a short while Kate has been looking for top surgeons in Switzerland.”

    According to The Enquirer’s source, Kate’s plastic surgery overall will total over $150,000 for “breast augmentation, a more full and shapely derriere, hip liposuction, lip fillers, Botox shots, delicate touch-ups around the eyes, a minor nose job and porcelain caps on her teeth.”

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “With all the weight Kate Middleton is losing right now she will most likely look to fillers to restore some of the lost volume to her face and Botox to smooth out her skin and give her a rejuvenated look.  Kate could still possibly have a Breast augmentation prior to her wedding, but it would be cutting it close.  It typically takes 2-4 weeks for bruising and swelling from a breast augmentation to subside.”

    While Kate’s at it, she may also want Wills to go under the knife for hair restoration surgery, as the heir to the throne has been experiencing hair loss for several years now (See Make Me Heal’s story on Prince William’s hair loss).

    Dr. Paul S. Nassif, a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Rhinoplasty Specialist in Beverly Hills, California says, “If Kate Middleton had any surgery prior to April 29th, the presence of any residual swelling on that day depends on what procedure she wished to have performed. She may benefit from Botox or a little bit of filler here and there.  Overall her look is natural, and it is a personal decision if she wishes to have any procedures.”

    Makemeheal.com looks forward to the royal wedding day and seeing whether or not Kate really decides to go under the knife.

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    Have you ever wondered how Demi Moore gets better with age? In a new issue of Allure magazine, a plastic surgeon breaks down her non-surgical “facelift.”

    48-year old Demi Moore is no stranger to cosmetic surgery. Prior plastic surgery rumors include breast augmentation, breast implant removal, breast lift, liposuction on her stomach, stomach, inner and outer hips and knees, dental veneers and facial procedures including a browlift and facial injections (See Make Me Heal’s story on Demi Moore’s plastic surgery costs).

    In Allure magazine’s April issue, plastic surgeon Arthur Swift guesses the plastic surgery procedures that Demi Moore undergoes each year, along with the cost of each procedure, which add up to an astonishing $49,900.

    • Fillers under eyes to eliminate shadows: $5,000
    • Botox on nose to keep it from drooping with age: $300
    • Fillers in cheekbones to accentuate: $5,000
    • Botox and fillers around lips to eliminate lines: $1,000
    • Veneers to keep teeth from receding with age: $24,000
    • Botox, fillers, and laser treatments on neck to reduce appearance of cords: $4,750
    • Fillers in chin to tighten jawline: $2,500
    • Light therapy all over face to even out skin tone, fade dark spots, and shrink pores: $1,600
    • Fillers to reduce smile lines between nose and corners of mouth: $1,500
    • Fillers around eyes to eliminate crow’s feet: $1,500
    • Botox and fillers around brows to lift and add fullness: $1,250
    • Botox in forehead to soften frown lines: $1,500

    If this is what Demi is doing, it’s clearly working for her.

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “I agree with all the procedures that are listed that Demi Moore is believed to have had done; however, the fees seem a bit overpriced. Most cosmetic injectable treatments last anywhere from 4 weeks to 1 year so she should only have had a few touch ups a year.”

    Dr. Paul S. Nassif, a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Rhinoplasty Specialist in Beverly Hills, California says, “Demi Moore appears to have had Botox and various facial fillers.  Her look is still natural, and any work performed was not overdone.”

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    The Celebrity Rehab casting rumor mill is working at full force, suggesting that Heidi Montag will be on the next season after becoming addicted to the pain killers she took after undergoing an astonishing 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day.

    Over a year ago, then 23-year old Heidi underwent: nose job revision, chin reduction, mini brow lift, botox in forehead and frown area, fat injections in cheeks, nasolabial folds and lips, neck liposuction, ears pinned back, liposuction on waist, hips and inner and outer thighs, buttock augmentation and Accutane price breast augmentation revision. (See Make Me Heal’s story on Heidi Montag’s plastic surgery).

    Mtv.com Australia reports that according to X17 online, Heidi was set to join Celebrity Rehab to deal with her addiction to painkillers, after UsWeekly quoted her friends as saying they were worried about her addiction.

    While painkiller addiction is a real problem, it isn’t a real threat from plastic surgery, as procedures don’t usually cause pain lasting long enough to result in addiction.

    Dr. Paul S. Nassif, a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Rhinoplasty Specialist in Beverly Hills, California says, “Painkiller addiction is not necessarily common following plastic surgery. Depending on the procedure, pain is usually minimal and easily controlled with painkillers prescribed by the surgeon. Any pain that is present does not normally last to the point where dependency on a painkiller may become an issue. ”

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “No, it is not at all common for plastic surgery patients to become addicted to pain killers after their surgery.  Many patients don’t even need to take prescription strength painkillers after their surgery and only use Tylenol. When a patient undergoes multiple procedures at once taking a prescriptive pain killer is recommended for the patient’s comfort, but should not be continued longer than 1-2 weeks after the surgery.”

    Since the report appeared, Heidi has said that the rumors are false,
    “No, I’m not joining the cast,” she tells People magazine.

    Heidi clearly needs help, whether or not it’s for addiction to painkillers or being addicted to talking about her past procedures.

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    Heidi Montag’s notorious plastic surgeries are well on the mend, but she’s still talking about them. And what’s more, she’s taking it on her deceased plastic surgeon, Dr. Frank Ryan—and his mother is fighting back.

    24-year old Heidi Montag underwent a mind-boggling 10 procedures in one day: nose job revision, chin reduction, mini brow lift, botox in forehead and frown area, fat injections in cheeks, nasolabial folds and lips, neck liposuction, ears pinned back, liposuction on waist, hips and inner and outer thighs, buttock augmentation and breast augmentation revision. (See Make Me Heal’s story on Heidi Montag’s plastic surgery).

    Despite her initial proclamation of love for her new body and face, shortly after the sudden death of her doctor, Heidi changed her tune, switching from calling Dr. Ryan an angel to saying he mislead her (See Make Me Heal’s story on Heidi Montag’s comments on Dr. Ryan).

    Heidi’s comments did not sit well with Dr. Ryan’s mother, who told RadarOnline, “One minute she says his hands were created by God, and the next minute she’s saying she’s upset with her body. This woman’s statements are not true. Everyone knows that’s not true. There were people present during the consultations she had with my son. Unfortunately, it’s the world we live in and it’s sad.”

    Later in the interview, Ms. Ryan says, “He’s gone now, forget it. What she did, I don’t think it’s right. He’s gone.”

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “This is a terrible situation. Heidi Montag should respect Dr. Ryan and his family and not use her plastic surgery at this time for publicity.  She should avoid anything to do with plastic surgery for a while and give her mind and body a break.”

    Makemeheal.com has a feeling the world hasn’t heard the last of Heidi Montag and her plastic surgeon, but hopes she leaves the dead and thus defenseless out of her comments in the future.

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    As The Real Housewives of Miami make their television debut, Makemeheal.com takes a look at the ladies and their likely plastic surgery.

    Native Texan Lea Black has a reputation as a community leader, thanks to her all-American good looks and a Texas sized amount of plastic surgery, including an eyelid lift, browlift and facelift, as well as Botox injections and healthy amounts of facial fillers like Restylane and Juvederm.

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “Lea Black has such a youthful glow to her face.  I think it is mainly because of her very rejuvenated look around her eyes. She appears to have had multiple cosmetic procedures done to her face including an eyelid, brow and face lifts, as well as Botox and dermal fillers to smooth out wrinkles and fill in lines.  She looks very natural and radiant.”

    Dr. Paul S. Nassif, a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Rhinoplasty Specialist in Beverly Hills, California says, “Lea Black may have had a browlift, Botox, facial fillers, a necklift, and possibly a facelift at one point.  Overall, any work performed was not too overdone.”

    Larsa Pippen, wife of NBA star Scottie Pippen has certainly adopted Miami as her home, complete with a generous breast augmentation. In addition, Larsa has likely also had a plastic surgery mommy makeover, complete with breast lift, liposuction and tummy tuck. Larsa probably had a nose job in the past as well, to help shorten and refine her tip and may get dermal injectables like Botox and Radiesse as well.

    Dr. Salzhauer says, “Larsa Pippen has certainly had her nose and breasts done.  Her nose is extremely defined and narrow.  Larsa revealed in the premiere episode of The Real Housewives of Miami that she is of Lebanese decent and stereotypically speaking, Middle Eastern noses have a fuller and downward tip and a more pronounced bridge.  It looks beautiful and very natural and really compliments her face.”

    “Her breasts are very large for her petite frame.  After having four children and all the changes her body had to go through, she most likely had a ‘Mommy Makeover’ of sorts to correct any loose skin on her breasts and body.  Again, looks great and very ‘Miami- esque.’”

    Dr. Nassif says, “Larsa Pippen appears to have had an overaggressive rhinoplasty at one point.  Her bridge appears very narrow, and her tip is pinched as well. In addition, she may have had Botox and facial fillers.”

    Public relations guru Marysol Patton knows how to make her clients look good and has dabbled in plastic surgery herself—whether or not she admits it. Before the show even premiered, Marysol’s mugshot was making the rounds, giving would-be fans the opportunity to see Marysol’s lip augmentation and possible nose job that has left her with a very refined nasal tip. Marysol may share a plastic surgeon with her mother, a frequent guest on the show and a popular figure on gossip blogs, thanks to her scary visage.

    Dr. Salzhauer says, “Marysol Patton actually brought up the subject of plastic surgery herself on the premiere episode of The Real Housewives of Miami, and stated that she has not had any cosmetic surgery. Although lip enhancement can be done without undergoing anesthesia and doesn’t involve cutting, it is considered a cosmetic procedure and generally performed by a plastic surgeon.  She did not have those very full lips in the past so I believe she most certainly had injections to augment the size of her lips. As far as her nose, it does appear from the very defined tip yet broader bridge that she did have some type of nose reshaping done.  A Nose Job or Rhinoplasty is considered cosmetic surgery.”

    Dr. Nassif says, “Marysol Patton appears to have had an overaggressive browlift and rhinoplasty, lip augmentation which was a bit overdone, Botox, and facial fillers. Overall, any work she had was not performed conservatively.”

    Alexia Echevarria is also known as “Cuban Barbie,” and has certainly had her share of plastic surgery to get her appearance to be like that of America’s most famous doll. Alexia has likely gone under the knife for a breast augmentation as well as nose job, given her nose is very tiny with a small bridge and tip. Like other Miami-area women interested in eternal youth under the harsh rays of the sun, Alexia likely smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles with Botox and fillers like Juvederm and Restylane.

    Dr. Salzhauer says, “Alexia Echevarria has a great figure and is in terrific shape.  Being that she appears to have very little fat on her body, she most likely had a breast enhancement procedure to give her those very full breasts.  It also appears that she has had a Nose Job and Botox and dermal filler injections to her face giving her that very smooth and youthful look to her skin.”

    Dr. Nassif says, “Alexia Echevarria appears to have had an overaggressive rhinoplasty, as the tip of her nose appears pinched. She also has had Botox, facial filers, and possibly a necklift.  She would not benefit from any additional work at this time.”

    Cristy Rice is recently divorced from NBA player Glen Rice, but it doesn’t look like she’s spending her alimony on plastic surgery, other than a few hits of Botox here and there.

    Dr. Salzhauer says, “I do not believe that Cristy Rice has had any cosmetic surgery to her breasts or body, although a few extra curves could compliment her vibrant Cuban personality.   Other than Botox that has created a very smooth look to her face, I don’t think she has had any cosmetic surgery done.”

    Dr. Nassif says, “Cristy Rice appears to have had a rhinoplasty, Botox, and facial fillers.  Overall, any work she had performed was not too overdone, and she would not benefit from any additional work at this time.”

    Adriana DeMoura-Sidi has a dramatic personal life, but she’s not getting any worry lines from it thanks to injections of Botox and fillers like Restylane and Juvederm. If she has had a breast augmentation, it was much more conservative and used smaller implants than those of her fellow housewives. Adriana may also have had a nose job in the past, given the very defined shape of her nasal tip.

    Dr. Salzhauer says, ” Adriana DeMoura-Sidi is young and does not appear to have had much cosmetic work done.  Other than the typical Botox and dermal filler treatments to her face, she may have enhanced her breasts with a conservative Breast Augmentation, and defined the tip of her nose a bit.  She has a very natural look and does not appear to need any cosmetic work at this time.”

    Dr. Nassif says, “Adriana DeMoura-Sidi may have had Botox, facial fillers, and a rhinoplasty at one point in her life.  Any work she had performed appears conservative.”

    All in the all, The Real Housewives of Miami are shaping up to be an exciting season, with or without plastic surgery.

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    Demi Moore has long been suspected of having a team of plastic surgeons at her beck and call, nipping this and tucking that as need be. But until rather recently, the Striptease star wouldn’t fess up.

    In an interview with Elle UK, 48-year Demi admitted, “I have had something done but it’s not on my face.”

    Past rumors of plastic surgery include spending nearly half a million dollars on plastic surgery procedures and touch-ups, including a breast augmentation, breast implant removal, breast lift, liposuction on her stomach, stomach, inner and outer hips and knees, dental veneers and facial procedures including a browlift and facial injections (See Make Me Heal’s story on Demi Moore’s plastic surgery costs).

    While it’s admirable that Demi has come clean about having “something done,” its likely that Demi isn’t being entirely open. She underwent a breast augmentation for her role as a stripper but as likely also had facial work to preserve her youthful appearance.

    In addition to a breast augmentation (and eventual implant removal), Demi has probably had a necklift and possibly a nose job in the past. Given her age and her smooth appearance, she likely also uses Botox as well as facial fillers like Juvederm and Restylane to stay youthful.

    Dr. Paul S. Nassif, a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Rhinoplasty Specialist in Beverly Hills, California says, “Demi Moore appears to have had Botox and facial fillers, and possibly a necklift at one point. Overall, her look is natural and any work she had performed was not overdone.”

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “I do believe that Demi Moore maintains her nicely arched brows and smooth forehead with regular Botox treatments.  Her nose is very refined looking and most likely the result of a Nose Job or Rhinoplasty procedure.  I don’t think she has had any other cosmetic enhancements to her face.”

    Makemeheal.com thinks that Demi keeps looking better and better every year, likely due to plastic surgery touch-ups here and there.

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    It’s been over a year since Heidi Montag underwent her numerous plastic surgery procedures. Now, Heidi is showing off her scars the way she once showed off her plastic surgery enhancements.

    24-year old Heidi revealed her numerous plastic surgery scars in a photo spread and interview with Life & Style magazine.

    “Parts of my body definitely look worse than they did presurgery,” she told Life & Style exclusively at a photo shoot on Dec. 2. “This is not what I signed up for.”

    “The big dark mark from my chin reduction is probably the most noticeable. But the absolute worst is on my breasts, and the scariest is below my butt cheek,” Heidi tells Life & Style. “People have fewer scars from car accidents than I have on my body.”

    According to the magazine, Heidi’s numerous scars from her astounding 10 procedures include (See Make Me Heal’s story on Heidi Montag’s plastic surgery):

    ” A 2-inch-long raised blemish under her chin from her chin reduction, two caterpillar-size bald spots along her hairline from a brow lift, a horrifying jagged line behind her ears from having her ears pinned back, lumpy legs and four spots left on her lower back and below the buttocks from botched liposuction, a bright-red mark inside her right nostril, uneven boobs, a stretched mark on her chest and deep scars around her nipples from a second boob job.”

    Although still new, and not unexpected considering that plastic surgery involves cutting, Heidi considers her scars a reminder of her permanent mistake.

    “I would love to not be ‘plastic girl’ or whatever they call me. Surgery ruined my career and my personal life and just brought a lot of negativity into my world. I wish I could jump into a time machine and take it all back. Instead, I’m always going to feel like Edward Scissorhands.”

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “Heidi’s scars are still new and will improve over time as long as she takes care of them. Most important is to protect them from sun. Sun exposure will cause a scar to turn dark in color. A scar management product such as Cimeosil will help minimize the scar appearance.”

    Plastic surgery doesn’t come without a few scars, but for many, the results are worth it.

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    Although nipping, cutting, and implanting is supposed to make you look better, some celebrities take it a bit too far.  It’s time once again to round up Makemeheal.com‘s annual list of the worst and most awful celebrity plastic surgery of the past year. As there are far more surgically enhanced misfortunes than the space of the article allots, we’re breaking up the list into two parts, so stay tuned for Worst Celebrity Plastic Surgery – Part 2 in a couple of days.  Also, be sure to check out our story on the Best Celebrity Plastic Surgery of 2010.

    Heidi Montag – Everything!

    24-year old Heidi Montag underwent an astonishing 10 procedures in one day—and hasn’t stopped talking about it since. They include: nose job revision, chin reduction, mini brow lift, botox in forehead and frown area, fat injections in cheeks, nasolabial folds and lips, neck liposuction, ears pinned back, liposuction on waist, hips and inner and outer thighs, buttock augmentation and breast augmentation revision. Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn says, “Too much has been said about her already, so we’ll keep it brief: too much, too young.” (See Make Me Heal’s story on Heidi Montag’s plastic surgery)
    Octomom Nadya Suleman – Tummy Tuck

    34-year old Nadya Suleman, better known as Octomom, has consistently denied plastic surgery, although she has the appearance of Angelina Jolie and the stomach of a woman with a tummy tuck. Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn says, “Though she has denied it, her bellybutton looks like her surgeon either created it herself or inset it as a vertical slit – in my opinion, this is a telltale sign of a tummy tuck!” (See Make Me Heal’s story on Octomom’s plastic surgery)
    Lindsay Lohan – Lip Fillers Galore

    24-year old Lindsay Lohan has gotten in trouble with the law and seems to soothe away her problems with excessive lip augmentation. Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn says, “Too much filler was used in her upper lip, causing it to be larger than her lower lip and violating the natural 1:1.5 ratio (the lower lip should be 1.5 times the width of the upper lip).” (See Make Me Heal’s story on Lindsay Lohan’s lip augmentation).

    Sheyla Hershey — Breast Implants to The Max

    30-year old Sheyla Hershey has goals: to have the biggest breast implants in the world. But when the supersized funbags gave her an infection that threatened her life, Sheyla decided to have them removed—for a while. On his blog, OcBody plastic surgeon Dr. John Di Saia reports “Really big comes with really big risk with breast implants.” (See Make Me Heal’s story on Sheyla Hershey’s Breast Implants).

    Tom Cruise — Liposuction Gone Uneven

    Apparently no one told Tom Cruise that botched liposuction is nothing to be proud of. Shirtless photos of the 48-year old actor on the set of MI-4 reveal a flat stomach, but with the ripples and lumps of liposuction. Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “Tom Cruise is flaunting a very unevenly toned abdomen.  It is very possible that he has had some liposuction to his abdomen in the past that has left him with this look.” (See Make Me Heal’s story on Tom Cruise’s plastic surgery)

    Carrie Fisher — Facelift, Fillers

    54-year old Carrie Fisher is looking less like Princess Leia and more like a characterization of the iconic screen character, thanks to too much plastic surgery, including a facelift and necklift as well as an over zealous eyelift. Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “It does look like Carrie Fisher has had a face, neck and eyelid lift.  Her neck and jaw line appear tighter and smoother.  Her eye lids are more obvious and appear slightly over done.” (See Make Me Heal’s story on Carrie Fisher’s plastic surgery).

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    It’s that time of year when Makemeheal.com selects the best celebrity plastic surgeries from the past year. While the exact dates of the surgeries are not 100% accurate, we have “outed” these celebrities in 2010. The year was filled with lots of good plastic surgery — more than can be covered below–so stay tuned for Part 2 of our Best Celebrity Plastic Surgery review.


    Julie Bowen – Breast Enlargement:

    40-year old Modern Family star Julie Bowen likely gets Botox injections are also seems to have had a recent breast augmentation. Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn says, “Julie’s implants fit her body well and are not excessively large, therefore look fairly natural.” (See Make Me Heal’s story on Julie Bowen’s breast augmentation)
    Kate Hudson – Breast Enlargement:

    31-year old Kate Hudson likely had a plastic surgery breast augmentation, with implants that are just right for Kate’s small frame. Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn says, Kate had a conservative breast augmentation this year, likely going from a AA to a nice B.” (Read Make Me Heal’s story on Kate Hudson’s plastic surgery).

    Jane Fonda – Facelift, Lower Blepharoplasty:

    72-year old Jane Fonda admitted to having a face or necklift as well as a lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn says, “Ten years after saying she would not have plastic surgery, Jane decided to go under the knife. In her blog, she admitted, “I just had some ‘work’ done on my chin and neck and had the bags taken away from under my eyes…” After surgery photos reveal a youthful look without appearing pulled or tight.” (See Make Me Heal’s story on Jane Fonda’s plastic surgery).
    Chelsea Clinton – Rhinoplasty, Chin Augmentation:

    30-year old Chelsea Clinton may have had a nose job to slim down her nose and get rid of a bump as well has had a chin implant to help balance her face. Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn says, “There was wide speculation that Chelsea Clinton underwent a “NupTuck” aka pre-wedding plastic surgery before her big day.” (See Make Me Heal’s story on Chelsea Clinton’s plastic surgery)
    Alexa Ray Joel – Rhinoplasty:

    Alexa Ray Joel, the 24-year old daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley had a nose job to help give her nose a more narrow shape and get rid of the somewhat bulbous tip. Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn says, “Alexa admitted to People magazine that she had a nose job, saying, “I was thinking about getting this for years. It’s always bothered me a little bit. I was self-conscious of pictures taken from the side.”" (See Make Me Heal’s story on Alexa Ray Joel’s plastic surgery)

    NeNe Leakes – Rhinoplasty, Breast Implant Downsizing with Lift, Liposuction:

    42-year old Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes revealed that she had undergone a rhinoplasty as well as her breast implants lifted and replaced with a smaller size, as well as waist contouring liposuction, according to an interview with People magazine. Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn says, “The Atlanta Housewife revealed her plastic surgery to People magazine. The results, specifically her nose, looks a bit more refined and elegant.” (See Make Me Heal’s story on NeNe Leakes’ nose job)


    Lisa Rinna  - Lip Reduction:

    47-year old Lisa Rinna revealed that she is tired of being known just for her lips and has already begun to take them down a notch with revision plastic surgery. Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn says, “Lisa’s famous trout-pout was downsized earlier this year as she underwent lip reduction surgery. Her lips now have ‘normal’ proportions and look great.” (See Make Me Heal’s story on Lisa Rinna’s plastic surgery)

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    Hot moms are in these days. Okay, maybe hot moms have always been in. But with the popularity of terms like MILF and cougar (and television shows like The Real Housewives and Cougar Town), the pressure to look good post-baby is stronger than ever.

    That’s why plastic surgery for new or seasoned mothers is a growing trend. But what exactly is a ‘mommy plastic surgery makeover’ and why is it any different from a normal cosmetic makeover?

    The Mommy Makeover Trifecta

    Pregnancy and childbirth are physically traumatic, there’s no denying it. Stretch marks, saggy skin, and weight gain really distort a woman’s hourglass figure. And that’s only the beginning of motherhood. Breast-feeding, habitual lack of sleep, and general stresses associated with becoming a new mom don’t exactly rejuvenate the feminine form.

    So what can mothers do to make sure they’ve got MILF status? The quintessential ‘mommy makeover’ involves a trio of procedures: a breast lift and/or breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, and liposuction. These three surgeries are meant to tighten loose skin, reduce stretch marks, and eliminate leftover pregnancy fat.

    Since new moms tend to be a teensy bit busy, it can be hard to find time for an intensive exercise routine, and the ‘mommy makeover’ offers a quicker (if not particularly cheap) solution to post-pregnancy body woes. But that’s not the only allure of the ‘mommy job.’ Even a few years after her baby is born, momma can have a hard time working her body back into shape. Stubborn fat deposits, unsightly stretch marks and drooping breasts just don’t disappear with a few Pilates sessions.

    According to Dr. Daniel Yamini, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles: “The trend for this type of work has steadily increased over the past 5 years.  Why?  One reason is that the tabloids consistently feature celebrity moms and their seemingly instant body bounce-backs.  For example, Heidi Klum, who was back on the runway just 6 weeks after giving birth.  Most women don’t have genes like Heidi’s, plus, access to a team of fitness and image experts.  A ‘Mommy Makeover’is realistic option for women who have finished having children and want to restore the parts of their bodies that are stretched out, sagging or deflated.  It’s a big boost in confidence in a matter of weeks.”

    But is the mommy makeover a promising new response to age-old feminine resentment of the post-baby body, or is its popularity the result of a proliferation of the pop-culture stereotype of the hot mom?

    Is the Mommy Makeover a Healthy Choice?

    Plastic surgeons tout the mom job as a source of empowerment for women, saying that now, instead of hiding her sagging body under oversized tees and an ugly pair of mom jeans, a woman can actually do something to restore her body to its pre-pregnant glory.

    However, detractors insist that the makeover promotes an unhealthy image of female perfection. No one disagrees that a woman’s body changes during pregnancy and childbirth, but who’s to say that those changes should be considered negative across the board? Some opponents of the mom job claim that the current model of female beauty (thin, perky, and with decidedly flat tummies) encourages women to dislike their motherly shape instead of embracing it as a new stage of womanhood.

    The questions and concerns surrounding the mom plastic surgery job are, at the core, the basic questions surrounding plastic surgery itself. Should women (or men) be willing to allow their bodies to undergo the biological changes that nature intends, or should they opt to improve or maintain their appearance artificially?

    For many women, the desire to look good again after pregnancy makes the answer to that question easy: Biology be damned, I want my body back! And that’s a fine answer, if it’s really what a woman wants. The real worry with the propagation of the mommy makeover is that women will begin to feel an increased societal pressure to undergo expensive postpartum surgery. Certainly, viewing the mom job as a way to fix the ‘disfiguration’ of pregnancy is not a healthy attitude. The changes that a woman undergoes are perfectly natural, and shouldn’t be considered unacceptable or even unattractive.

    Some women’s bodies don’t even suffer that much from pregnancy. Celebs certainly seem to keep their million dollar figures through the childbirth process. And all women react differently to the nine or so month ordeal. Age and genetics are a huge factor in how a woman’s body ages, whether or not she decides to become a mother. So whether or not the mommy makeover is a good choice for a patient is really an individual matter that should be handled on a case by case instance. If a woman isn’t happy with her postpartum shape, there are options, and that’s important for women to know. It’s also important to realize that aging naturally is still acceptable, if that’s how a woman feels comfortable. The mommy makeover simply offers an alternative to the aging process, as does any cosmetic procedure.

    Who Should get the Mommy Makeover?

    A lot of people, according to recent statistics. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported a rise in plastic surgery among women of child-bearing age (not all of whom are necessarily mothers). In 2009, over 325,000 mommy jobs were performed nationally on women ages 20 to 39.

    What does that mean for you? Well, for one thing, if you feel dissatisfied with your postpartum body, you’re not alone. For another thing, if you have an extra $12,000 to $15,000 lying around or can get financing, the full trifecta of mommy procedures is totally within your reach.

    Don’t get discouraged if you don’t have over ten grand readily available. The full mommy makeover doesn’t have to be completed in one fell swoop, nor do any of the procedures mandate any of the others. Women can choose to have a tummy tuck one year, and a breast lift later on. And some women may not even feel that their bodies necessarily need all of the ‘repairs’ that require all three treatments. In which case, perhaps only a little lipo would do the trick.

    Like any plastic surgery, the mommy makeover shouldn’t be an excuse to slack on diet or exercise, and the procedures shouldn’t be considered a ‘quick fix.’ Even with liposuction, a tummy tuck, and a breast lift, a healthy diet and regular physical activity are necessary to maintain an attractive figure and to slow the effects of aging.

    Dr. Yamini advises, “To avoid complications, I advise moms to wait at least six months after they’ve finished breast-feeding before considering any type of breast enhancement surgery. If a patient plans to have more children, I advise them to hold off on getting a Mommy Makeover. The vertical muscles in the abdomen can re-separate, which basically un-does the tightening we accomplished with the tummy tuck.”

    As for the recovery period, Dr. Yamini states, “In general (and depending on which combination of procedures was done), patients typically go back to work 1-2 weeks after surgery, are driving in about one week, and are ‘swimsuit ready’ in 4-6 weeks.”

    It’s hard for women to put themselves back together after a baby is born. Anyone who’s experienced motherhood knows that firsthand. Getting and staying skinny is hard enough before pregnancy, but afterwards it can seem impossible. Even years later, women complain that they’ve never been able to regain their hourglass shape.  (Hence, some mothers of children in high school or older are also getting the mommy makeover!) So if the mommy makeover allows you, as a mother, the chance to release your inner MILF, good for you. And, if you don’t want to be called a cougar or have all of your son’s friends checking you out a la Desperate Housewives, that’s good too. The mommy makeover is just one new development in the world of cosmetics.

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    Cher is touring the world, promoting her new film Burlesque. At a London premiere of the film, Cher revealed more than just her amazing body; she also revealed a piece of surgical tape behind her ear.

    64-year old Cher showed up at a premier with flaming orange wig and sexy lace dress. She also inadvertently gave camera lenses a look at a piece of surgical tape.

    Cher is a known fan of plastic surgery, openly admitting to undergoing plastic surgery, which most likely includes nose job, breast augmentation, fat grafts or fillers like Sculptra and Radiesse, a facelift or two as well as eyelid surgery and possibly a tummy tuck and liposuction.

    Although Cher has had a facelift or two in her time, celebrities often use the surgical tape as a temporary fix for pulling back the sands of time. It could be that Cher is planning another plastic surgery procedure in the future, and that the surgical tape is an in-between fix for the globetrotter.

    Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard Fleming commented that picture showing tape on Cher’s face certainly could be covering a small wound.  Dr. Fleming feels that it is probably a beauty technique that has been used for over 70 years, where discretely placed tape actually enhances the neck and jawline.  This would certainly be in keeping with a very busy celebrity who does not have time in their schedule to have plastic surgery.

    Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “Cher definitely likes the “tight” look to her skin.  She could opt for another facelift, but for 64 she is looking fabulous and I don’t think it’s necessary at this time. Maybe wait a few more years and keep some of that surgical tape handy.”

    Cher’s beauty malfunction not withstanding, she looks great for her age and audiences seem to be enthralled with her appearance in Burlesque.

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    World-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Renato Calabria M.D. has given new meaning to the phrase “inner beauty”, by developing a revolutionary procedure which is the perfect combination of the body’s natural restorative powers and ground-breaking new techniques to create the Cell-Enhanced Facelift.

    “The Cell-Enhanced Facelift is a new procedure, which volumizes the face and creates a more youthful look,” Dr. Calabria explains. “This facelift not only restores the volume in the face, which has always been my goal, but it also adds regenerative cells which are beneficial to the rejuvenation process.”

    Dr. Calabria, who has practices in Beverly Hills, Palms Springs, and Italy says the process utilizes his own technique, the Vertical Facelift. First, Dr. Calabria harvests cells from the patient’s lower abdomen. This area contains rich regenerative cells, which include adult stem cells, blood vessel producing cells, and growth factor secreting cells, all of which aid in cell growth and rejuvenation. The collected tissue is then placed into a new, specialized devise with the purpose of separating the stem and regenerative cells, from the fat. After the cells are separated, they are washed and concentrated into a collection container. This amazing process can actually be completed within the timeframe of a single surgical procedure!

    Next, a syringe is used to collect the cells that are to be redelivered to the same patient. After the cells have been re-infused with the body by injecting them into the volume deprived areas of the face, the surrounding tissues guide the newly-placed cells, and facilitate a natural healing response.

    During the facelift, the regenerative cells are gently embedded with a blunt cannula into layers of the skin and under various muscles in the face. Once the fat is placed, Dr. Calabria continues with the facelift, checks for symmetry, excises the excess skin and finally, anchors the skin in a vertical direction, the defining characteristic of his trademarked Vertical Facelift.

    The Cell Enhanced Facelift as performed by Dr. Calabria represents a process whereby the hidden genetic potential of adult stem cells is actually awakened and combined with his unique surgical approach of lifting the tissues in a vertical fashion to create optimal results for patients. Human fat and other synthetic fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm, are good options for creating volume in the face, however, none of them are as natural and with future anti-aging potential as the Stem Cells that are derived from the patient.  By transplanting carefully harvested autologous (your own) fat that has been cleaned and separated into stem cells, Dr. Calabria can eliminate any potential for an allergic reaction.

    It has been found that adult stem cells are a great source for producing other “hormone-like” substances that can enhance both skin quality and the underlying subcutaneous- fatty tissues of the cheeks and the mid-face.  The result is a long-term marked improvement that enhances both skin quality as well as the underlying youthful contours of the face.  As the stem cells begin to grow and propagate over time the results of the Cell Enhanced Facelift get better and better. And because there is no over filling of the face, the chances of having “pillow face” or “chipmunk cheeks” is reduced significantly.

    Although the Cell Enhanced Facelift has only been performed for about two years, Dr. Calabria is finding that it is also more cost effective for his patients as the need for them to return for filler touch ups so far has been eliminated (with the exception of lips of course.)

    “After the Cell-Enhanced Facelift, my patients exhibit a dramatic improvement not only in the underlying soft tissue contouring of the face, but the skin itself,” notes Dr. Calabria. “This new procedure utilizes the body’s regenerating properties to enhance my patients’ natural beauty, from the inside out.”

    Top 3 Questions Asked By Patients:

    Q. What is the Cell Enhanced Facelift surgery?

    A: The Cell Enhanced Facelift utilizes the regenerative stem cells present in the patient’s own fat to repair and volumize facial tissues at a cellular level.

    Q: How is the Cell Enhanced Facelift performed?

    A: The patient is placed under local or general anesthesia. As the stem cells are derived from the patient’s own fat (through liposuction or a small amount of fat taken from either the stomach or thigh areas of the patient). The fat is then placed into a container that separates the fat from the adult stem cells that are present.  The facelift is performed utilizing Dr. Calabria’s Vertical Facelift technique. Once the facelift is complete, the harvested adult stems cells are then injected into various parts of the face.

    Q: How will the patient look after surgery?

    A: The patient will look like a facelift patient after surgery. There will be swelling and bruising. The true effects of the facelift and the stem cell regeneration will be seen as healing progresses.

    About Dr. Renato Calabria M.D.

    Renato Pier Calabria, M.D., F.A.C.S is a Board Certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Calabria’s world-wide education has included graduating from the University of Padua Medical School in Padua, Italy, one of the oldest medical schools in the world. He also completed his postdoctoral training at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of California, San Diego. With practices around the world including Beverly Hills, Milan and Rome, Dr. Calabria is a leading expert in aesthetic plastic surgery. He is also part of the voluntary faculty for the Department of Plastic Surgery at USC where he helps train and teach the next generation of surgeons, including teaching his own techniques such as the “One Stitch Facelift,” and the “Vertical Facelift.”

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    By Lois W. Stern Editor-at-Large

    Ruler around stomach

    Plastic surgery welcomes Zeltiq™, the newest kid on the block for fat reduction. In an earlier MMH article I wrote about Smart Lipo™ http://news.makemeheal.com/smartlipo/734/, the first of the laser lipolysis treatments to emerge on the market. In this ever expanding world of plastic surgery, a number of other companies have developed innovative variations to this original, under different brand names. With all these fat be gone technologies on the forefront, I was particularly interested to learn about Zeltiq™. Would it add something new to the plastic surgeon’s arsenal of treatments poised to wage the battle against unwanted body fat deposits? I turned to two highly respected, board certified plastic surgeons for my information: Dr. Lawrence Bass, Director of the Department of Minimally Invasive Plastic Surgery at NYU Medical, with private practices in Great Neck, NY and Manhattan, and Dr. Scott Sattler of Naficy Surgery and Rejuvenation Center in Seattle, Washington, SeattleFace.com. Both of these plastic surgeons are in the forefront of providing Zeltiq™ to their patients, in addition to more traditional forms of Liposuction.

    Zeltiq™, laser lipolysis, and liposuction all offer varied treatment options for the permanent removal of fat cells. Although the underlying technique used by each of these methods is unique, all of these plastic surgery options distinguish themselves by permanently eliminating fat cells from the body – a feat that diet and exercise can not accomplish. It is important to note that  although one can trim down through diet and exercise, these measures do not reduce the total number of fat cells, but only reduce the amount of fat within each cell.

    What intrigues me about Zeltiq is its totally non-invasive form of body contouring, inspired by a most curious observation: that children who habitually sucked on ice Popsicles developed cheek dimples, presumably due to loss of fatty tissue from their cheeks. The Zeltiq technology takes advantage of this greater sensitivity of fat cells to cold (as compared to muscle or skin cells.)

    What is Zeltiq™ ?

    Dr. Lawrence Bass:

    “Zeltiq™ (pronounced Zel ′teek) Aesthetics, founded in 2005, is a science-based medical device company dedicated to the development of non-invasive procedures for the reduction of unwanted fat tissue. The Zeltiq™ approach utilizes a patented method called Cryolipolysis™  (the use of precisely controlled cooling to remove fat) that is designed to target only fat cells and not harm the skin or other tissue.”

    A Zeltiq Treatment

    During treatment, gentle suction draws a roll of skin and fat into an applicator. The fat is then chilled under careful temperature  control, until it becomes so cold that it is firm and doughy but does not freeze. Typically 3 or 4 applications are made in a single treatment, which takes approximately one hour per treatment area. Some patients elect to have one or two areas treated at a time. No anesthesia is administered and the patient feels no pain during treatment, but does experience a strong pulling sensation. No incisions are made and no anesthesia is required. While this chilling process is taking place, patients are free to watch TV, read  books, take naps or speak on their cell phones. It is not uncommon for patients to undergo other treatments or spa services while Zeltiqis in progress. Sounds almost too good to be true.

    Zeltiq, Plastic Surgery

    Recovery after a Zeltiq™ treatment

    After a treatment, the skin will be flushed and is often mildly bruised, with some numbness for a week or two, however patients should not experience discomfort or recovery downtime, but can immediately resume their normal activities – going directly back to work or even to the gym. Since no sedation or anesthesia is required for the Zeltiq procedure, patients can drive themselves home following treatment. No compression garments are required.

    Several days after the procedure, the cooled fat cells begin a process called “apoptosis” and begin to shrink. These damaged fat cells are slowly digested over several months by our bodies and removed through the liver. Body contours will reduce slowly over the next 2-3 months. Once fat cells have been cold shocked, they fail to renew themselves and are eliminated slowly over several months.

    Results after a Zeltiq treatment take a few weeks to evolve. In most patients, a noticeable and measurable result is observed 2-4 months after treatment. A moderate degree of fat reduction should be expected.

    Love Handles Before cryolipolysis, Plastic Surgery

    Love handles before cryolipolysis

    Love Handles After cryolipolysis, Plastic Surgery

    4 months after a single cryolipolysis treatment

    Who are the best candidates for Zeltiq ?

    Dr. Lawrence Bass

    “Zeltiq is ideal for men and women who have isolated fatty regions of the abdomen (tummy), flank (love handles) and back roll (muffin top) as the Zeltiq procedure targets folds of fat that can be grabbed hold of. Patients who are close to their ideal body weight, but have problem areas of excess fat in these areas are excellent candidates for the Zeltiq procedure.”

    Will Zeltiq be able to expand spot treatments to other areas of the body?

    Dr. Scott Sattler:

    In our discussion with the manufacturer rep from Zeltiq, there are several new applicators under development which aim to address some of the limitations with the current Zeltiq applicator. These limitations include size of the applicator and the need for multiple treatment cycles to treat large areas of the abdomen and flanks. A belt-type applicator is planned for pan-treatment of the abdomen. Applicators are also in the works for other regions, such as thighs, that the current applicator does not work for.”

    Further observations:

    I questioned both of my experts about further observations they would like to make based on  their experiences in using fat reduction treatments in their private practices.

    Dr. Scott Sattler:

    “The best candidates for Zeltiq™ are those who are in relatively good shape, but have modest areas of fat bulges that they’d like removed. Neither Smart Lipo™ nor Zeltiq™ is an alternative to a healthy diet and lifestyle. What Zeltiq™ excels at is non-invasive fat reduction of focal fatty deposits located in the abdomen, flank and dorsal back rolls. There is no other non-invasive technology out there that can compare to it. It’s very unique. But it’s not for everyone. I tell patients that it’s ideal for fit, healthy patients close to their ideal body weight that have a focal region of stubborn ‘grabbable’ fat. Any fit, gym toned male will tell you that his stubborn love handles drive him crazy. This is the type of patient that Zeltiq is perfect for.”

    Dr. Lawrence Bass

    “In my experience, when laser lipolysis is done  with small liposuctions, and only under a local anesthesia, fat reduction results are probably similar to those of a single Zeltiq™ treatment. Although Zeltiq™ is relatively painless, HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) treatments typically cause some pain and possible skin burns. Cryolipolysis with Zeltiq will not tighten loose folds of skin. Regions of excess skin along the abdomen and flank are best treated with techniques that allow for the surgical removal of skin.”

    Ever fearful that fat reduction treatments will leave us with loose, lax skin as a trade off for skinnier bodies, I ask: “What about skin tightening? Will treatments with one device provide better skin tightening than the other?” The jury is still out on this answer, even amongst highly qualified plastic surgeons.

    Some support the idea that the skin will shrink a given amount no matter which fat reduction treatment the patient undergoes [Dr. Sattler], citing skin tightening as dependant on a patient’s own skin elasticity, not on anything a device does to the skin. Others, especially those within the laser community, [Dr. Bass] cite increased skin shrinkage with laser lipo compared to straight tumescent lipo. (e.g. DiBernardo 27% vs. 7 %), while emphasizing that the distinction is subtle and not based on formal medical science.

    If you are considering any type of fat reduction treatment, a good pre-surgery discussion point might be the anticipated amount of skin tightening you are likely to experience.

    Zeltiq, Plastic Surgery

    Although Zeltiq is FDA approved for cooling associated with a variety of dermatologic treatments (e.g. as anesthesia for skin excisions), FDA clearance for non-invasive, fat reduction (lipolysis) is still pending in the United States. The Zeltiq™ device is approved in Europe for aesthetic fat reduction and has been used off-label for several years by American plastic surgeons and dermatologists who have found it to be safe and effective for body contouring. It’s probably just a matter of time before the FDA approves its use for cryolipolysis.

    Lois  Stern, Plastic Surgery

    Lois W. Stern, Editor-At-Large at Makemeheal.com, is the published author of two books: Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery www.sexliesandcosmeticsurgery.com and Tick Tock, Stop the Clock www.ticktockstoptheclock.com/ as well as a number of magazine articles. Her Professional Edition DVD is a popular aid to office staff while interacting with their patients. She and Patty Kovacs are the co-founders of http://coast2coastbeauty.com/CURRENT_NEWS.html. Check it out!


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    By Lois W. Stern, Editor-at-Large, Makemeheal.com

    It seems to me that selecting a plastic surgery procedure today is somewhat like shopping for a box of Wheat Thins. Fifteen years ago I could walk down a supermarket aisle, reach for a box of my favorite crackers, toss it in my shopping cart and be off in two minutes flat. Today all that has changed. While shopping for Wheat Thins, I now am confronted by twenty-two different varieties. Do I reach for the low sodium, parmesan basil, French onion, or one of the nineteen other varieties? I study the box side panels to compare grams of sodium, saturated fat and calories. I evaluate each variety based on nutrition value but also personal preference. Ultimately I’m happy Nabisco gives me some interesting new flavor options, but I wonder if they aren’t making too big a deal of offering so many choices through some of those subtle variations. After all, how different can the taste of Cream Cheese & Chive and Parmesan Basil really be?

    Plastic Surgery, Lois SternPlastic Surgery, Lois Stern

    It seems to me that selecting the right plastic surgery procedure today is a bit like shopping for a box of Wheat Thins. Years ago, we had our choice of the Original product, Low Sodium or Reduced Fat. Similarly, a generation or two ago, aesthetic plastic surgery consisted of a very short list of options: facelift (rhytidectomy), eyelid lift (blepharoplasty or eyelidplasty), and browlift (aka forehead lift), along with the occasional chemical peel or dermabrasion.

    Dr. Lawrence Bass, a plastic surgeon with an active NY private practice, Director of Minimally Invasive Plastic Surgery at NYU School of Medicine and active member of the ASAPS, explains further.

    “Surgeons used a number of variations on these basic procedures in their individual practices and then adjusted for the specific needs of their patient, but these variations were technical surgical details rarely shared with the patients. When choices were so limited, it was rather easy for patients to focus on which procedure they wanted. The patient of the 1970’s and 1980’s who experienced facial droopiness or extra skin in the cheek, neck or jowl area, came to the surgeon seeking a facelift (rhytidectomy). Similarly, those with puffiness or extra eyelid skin, requested an eyelid lift (eyelidplasty), and those with a sleepy, wrinkled forehead sought a browlift.,” explains Dr. Bass. “These were about the only facial rejuvenation techniques routinely available from a plastic surgeon, with an occasional cheek or chin implant to help enhance the overall aesthetic effect?

    Today all that has changed. In the past two decades we have seen an unprecedented level of innovative surgical advances and refinement of surgical techniques.

    “One manifestation of these advances has been a simplification of procedures, resulting in a marked decrease in surgical trauma and considerable reduction of total recovery time. Procedures were simplified to a minimum of required steps, including shorter, better-concealed incisions. Endoscopic procedures were introduced, using miniaturized instruments and a video camera attached to a long thin surgical telescope, allowing incisions for some procedures to be reduced in size or nearly eliminated.”

    A different type of miniaturization arrived in the form of the mini-facelift. As surgeons began to recognize that not everyone needed a total facelift, the mini-facelift emerged as the popular “new kid on the block”.

    “Some women had not aged sufficiently to suggest the need for a full facelift, while others, who had previously undergone a cosmetic procedure, wanted only a touch-up rather than a complete overhaul, To grasp the essence of the mini-facelift technique, understand that it is identical to the full facelift but is merely confined to a more limited region of the face and typically consists of an upper or lower half of the classic facelift. For example, if the cheek is droopy, an upper mini can be performed. If the jowl or neck area is droopy, a lower mini (sometimes referred to as a necklift) can be performed. With possible minor modifications, the procedure is performed similarly to the classic facelift and provides comparable results in terms of degree and durability, while posing fewer risks, less scarring, reduced costs and more rapid recovery time. “

    Not simply a technical advance, Dr. Bass explains that the mini-facelift represents a philosophical recognition by surgeons and patients alike that sometimes the best result can be obtained by addressing specific features rather than remaking the entire face. Broad media exposure has further increased public awareness of these technical innovations, resulting in a substantial growth in the overall number of such procedures being performed

    In contrast to the mini-facelift, the endoscopic facelift is one which takes a fundamentally different approach than the full or classic facelift:

    “Although the endoscopic procedure uses incisions which are significantly shorter and better hidden than those in the classic facelift (resulting in a reduction in the length of visible scars), the release and lift performed internally and the type of fixation for the lifted facial structures are not the same as in the full or classic facelift. The plane or level under the skin in which structures are released is different and the direction of redraping may differ as well.”

    Dr. Bass cautions that while a lot of data exists about results with classic procedures even when they are trimmed down to a smaller area, much less is known about results with novel procedures designed to minimize surgery by implementing a totally different method.

    The consumer of today is being offered a dizzying array of aesthetic enhancement choices – so many that it can be positively confounding. Which ones are subtle changes from well-established practices? Which ones are breakthroughs that are likely to revolutionize the future of cosmetic surgery? Which ones have simply been renamed and touted as new to attract the attention of the gullible or uninformed? It takes real effort to sort through all the options, to separate those offering decided improvements to past practices from those that represent sound bites of advertorial hype.

    Plastic Surgery, Lois Stern

    Plastic Surgery, Lois SternAlthough shopping for Wheat Thins might present us with some thoughtful decision- making options, selecting the right cosmetic surgery procedures is fraught with daunting challenges. Don’t make the mistake of taking a go-it-alone approach. You need the advice of a skilled and ethical surgeon. Think in terms of a partnership between doctor and patient, but know that in order to partner successfully, you need to become an educated consumer. Get solid information from respected resources like www.makemeheal.com to help you communicate intelligently. Then listen with an open mind to the professional recommendations you are offered and engage in honest dialogue. Forget promotional ads and TV hype. More is at stake now than just shopping for crackers!

    Look for Dr. Bass’s chapter, Less is More – Until It Stops Working in my about-to-be-published book, Tick Tock, Stop the Clock – Getting Pretty on Your Lunch Hour.

    Lois Stern, Plastic Surgery

    Lois W. Stern, Editor-At-Large at Makemeheal.com, is a beauty expert and author of Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery and Tick Tock Stop the Clock. Lois is also co-founder of Coast to Coast ~ Eye on Beauty.


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    Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation, Before, After
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    Laura’s Before & After Plastic Surgery Pictures Album.

    47 year old Laura (membername: laurap931) felt burdened by her large stomach. She wanted to raise her self-confidence by better fitting into clothes that didn’t have to camouflage her stomach. With the help of her loving husband and family, Laura starting researching tummy tucks on Make Me Heal‘s plastic surgery message boards and learning from the knowledgeable members. Laura entrusted her plastic surgeon and is thrilled with her Tummy Tuck results. Laura has also had a breast augmentation to transform her 38B breasts into 36Ds. She also had liposuction to her abdomen, flanks, and back to transform herself into her new slim self. Now, Laura wears a size 4-6 and feels beautiful everyday.

    Laura’s advice for anyone contemplating plastic surgery is:

    “If you think you want to have a tummy tuck etc., research every doctor you can. Talk to other patients, join makemeheal.com, talk to your family, but most of all follow your heart. If it is something you really want to do, you will find a way to make it happen. I also recommend checking with your state medical licensing board to verify your doctor’s credentials and active license(s). You can also find out if they’ve ever been sued for malpractice. Much of this is public information and it gave me peace of mind knowing my doctor met the highest standards of care.”

    Please join us for an interview with Laura:

    Make Me Heal: When did you first have the idea to have your procedure?

    Laura: I had been thinking about getting rid of my tummy for years, especially after the birth of my two daughters. My stomach was not in the best shape before pregnancy so each one made it worse. As I aged, the stomach and breasts headed south. Despite weight loss, I could never get my skin to bounce back nicely. Plus I had stubborn fat deposits that settled into my abdomen. I keep most of my weight in my mid section.

    Make Me Heal: What were your motivations behind your decision to have the procedure?

    Laura: Physically, I wanted to be able to bend over without a large stomach in the way. Also, I thought it would help alleviate the strain on my lower back. Emotionally, I have noticed an improvement in my level of confidence. I did this for me and me alone. Also, I wanted to feel better in my clothes and to be able to buy clothes that didn’t have to camouflage my large stomach.

    Make Me Heal: How long did it take you to make a decision and was it an easy or difficult one to make?

    Laura: It was very hard to make this decision. It was a huge financial investment for me. Also, I think as women we want everyone else’s needs met before our own so I had to work through some guilt in spending this kind of money on myself. Fortunately, I have a wonderful supportive husband and family. They knew it was something I wanted and were with me all the way.

    Make Me Heal: Did your family, friends, and any other people in your close circle give you support, opposition, or did you make this decision without considering them?

    Laura: I was very lucky in that most everyone was very supportive. If they were not, they kept it to themselves.

    Make Me Heal: How did you research the procedure and come to decide on this particular procedure?

    Laura: I joined makemeheal.com a year before my surgery and lurked for awhile. I learned so much for other people’s experiences. It is so informative to be able to talk to other women and men who have been there, done that.

    Make Me Heal: Please discuss if you used any of Make Me Heal’s resources such as the message boards, pictures library, doctor directory and doctor reviews, and any recovery and preparation products that you used.

    Laura: I am addicted to the message boards especially the Tummy Tuck board. I have had such a positive experience. I’ve always said this is the best group of friends that I’ll probably never meet. I ordered and loved the Design Veronique compression bra set. They provided me with the best support after surgery.

    Make Me Heal: How did you come to choose your doctor?

    Laura: I consulted with two other doctors before choosing the one that I did. His credentials are impeccable; he has a pleasant bedside manner, we communicate well and I felt he really understood what I was trying to achieve. Lastly, his office is close to my home so surgery and subsequent office visits are convenient.

    Make Me Heal: Please discuss if you have any role in deciding the type of technique used for your surgery by the doctor?

    Laura: Honestly, I never questioned his technique, placement etc. so I did not play a role in deciding what technique would be used or what type of implant would be used.

    Make Me Heal: How did you prepare for the surgery?

    Laura: I bought some comfy sweats, lots of magazines, filled my prescriptions and prepared to recover. My husband took off the first week following surgery. It was a huge help. I will say that I also had an abdominal hysterectomy several years ago and that recovery was harder the tummy tuck, lipo, breast lift and implant surgery combined.

    Make Me Heal: How were you feeling the night before the surgery and on the moments before the surgery itself?

    Laura: I was very frightened but resolved to not let fear stop me. I knew deep down I’d be ok, that I was in good hands and that I needed to follow through with this. The biggest regrets of my life have been not doing the things that I was too afraid to do. I did not want to regret NOT having this done. The forums on Make Me Heal were my lifeline. When I was feeling scared or nervous, I’d make a post about it and so many wonderful women would reply. It made me feel cared about and made me feel like I wasn’t alone in how I felt. I had surgery buddies … women who had surgery same day as me. On the morning of my surgery, I envisioned them headed to surgery and how they must be feeling. It helped calm my nerves for some reason.

    Make Me Heal: How was the recovery process?

    Laura: My recovery was unremarkable. The lipo to my love handles was the hardest to recover from. I had this internal itching that I was not expecting. Breast pain was very minimal and th e tummy tuck was a piece of cake. I wont lie the first few days are hard getting around because you are sore and you are hunched over but you have to get up and walk around as much as possible. This really enabled me to recover quickly.

    Make Me Heal: Please discuss the pain or discomfort you experienced during the recovery?

    Laura: I took pain pills for two weeks.

    Make Me Heal: What are your top recovery tips to other patients?

    Laura: Follow your doctor’s orders. Dont lose any paperwork the staff gives you. Also ask about his/her revision policy and get it in writing.

    Make Me Heal: How long did you take off from work? What did you tell your co-workers about taking this time off? Did anyone notice your cosmetic procedures at work and what did you tell them if they asked about it?

    Laura: I was off work for 2 weeks. The first few days back were a little tiring but nothing unbearable. A handful of people knew about my surger y. Two of my buddies met me at my desk on the day I returned and told me I looked different and how much my figure had changed. It was so nice to hear that on my first day back.

    Make Me Heal: How happy are you with the results?

    Laura: Thrilled! When I went in for my first post op appointment, I started to cry a little to myself. It was that emotional. I had never seen myself with a flat stomach. I am so glad I had this experience. I am thrilled. I have one minor issue with my left hip (I feel as though there is more skin there than on the right side) but my ps does not address revisions until nearly a year post op so I have to wait awhile.

    Make Me Heal: How has your makeover impacted your life from personal, social, career, and other respects?

    Laura: I am a much happier person. Not because of appearances, but because I feel more comfortable with my body now. It has meant the world to me to have this done.

    Make Me Heal: Would you have done anything differently if you had the chance?

    Laura: Yes, I would have had this done ten years ago.

    Make Me Heal: What is your final word of advice to other people considering the procedure you had?

    Laura: If you think you want to have a tummy tuck etc., research every doctor you can. Talk to other patients, join makemeheal.com, talk to your family, but most of all follow your heart. If it is something you really want to do, you will find a way to make it happen. I also recommend checking with your state medical licensing board to verify your doctor’s credentials and active license(s). You can also find out if they’ve ever been sued for malpractice. Much of this is public information and it gave me peace of mind knowing my doctor met the highest standards of care.

    Make Me Heal: Was Make Me Heal beneficial to you along your journey?

    Laura: Make Me Heal is the reason I was able to go through with my procedures. Honestly, it was so valuable in terms of information and support. I don’t know if I would have had such a positive experience if it were not for the many lovely people on t he message boards. My hats off to them. Now that I am on “the other side” I like being the one offering up the advice of a veteran.

    See Laura’s Before & After Plastic Surgery Pictures Album.

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    Stephanie’s Liposuction Changes Her Life

    November 29, 2007 in Personal Interviews by Makemeheal.com Staff | Leave a Comment

    Ever since Stephanie (member name: cuesgirl) was a freshman in high school, she dreamed of having a proportional upper and lower body. Tired of avoiding bathing suits in public and the desire to hide her saddlebags from the world, Stephanie resorted to exercising and battled with anorexia in college. Stephanie had always thought about liposuction and at age 32, she knew that getting plastic surgery would help raise her self-esteem. Liposuction, Liposculpture, Pictures, Before, After

    See Stephanie’s Before & After Plastic Surgery Pictures Album.

    With the full support of her loving husband and mother, Stephanie met with Dr. Alan Bittner in Beverly Hills, California on July 2007 to get liposculpture, another term for liposuction. With the help of her knowledgeable friends on the Make Me Heal plastic surgery message boards, Stephanie is on the road to recovery with a self-confidence that has soared.

    Stephanie’s advice to anyone contemplating plastic surgery is:

    “If it is something you have wanted to get done for a long time but are scared I would just say do it. I wish I would have got the nerve to do it sooner. Make sure you do you research before on your doctor. Also, make sure you use the message boards on this site. They really help!”

    Please join us for an interview with Stephanie:

    Make Me Heal: When did you first have the idea to have your procedure?

    Stephanie: I have wanted to have it done since I was a freshman in High School. I was always a very thin girl but all my life I never wanted to wear bathing suits in public since I had horrible saddle bags. I felt so different because no one my age had them. I would always wear shorts over my bathing suit when I would go to the beach or avoid pool parties. In college it lead me to Anorexia and compulsive exercising and it still didn’t help. No matter how small I got or how much I worked out I still had them.

    Make Me Heal: What were your motivations behind your decision to have the procedure?

    Stephanie: I was so tired of having low self esteem that I knew I needed to do something about it. When I have children I want to be a good role model and I was afraid that feeling like this about myself would rub off on them. I also was sick of never being able to find pants that fit. Here I was wearing a size small top and size 8 pants. The waist of my pants was always too big and I just looked sloppy.

    Make Me Heal: How long did it take you to make a decision and was it an easy or difficult one to make?

    Stephanie: It was very easy. I have been talking about it for years and decided that the time was right. I knew I wanted to have it done but I just wanted to make sure I picked the right doctor for me.

    Make Me Heal: Did your family, friends, and any other people in your close circle give you support, opposition, or did you make this decision without considering them?

    Stephanie: My Husband was 100% supportive. He has been there on vacations that I felt uncomfortable in a bathing suit. He has also seen me in tears on shopping trips when I couldn’t find a pair or jeans that fit me. My mother was also very supportive because she grew up with the same problem. My brother on the other hand was very upset that I was having it done. He just couldn’t understand. I think he was more worried about me than anything.

    Make Me Heal: How did you research the procedure and come to decide on this particular procedure?

    Stephanie: I have a low tolerance for pain so I was really scared to have Liposculpture done. I had seen it on TV and it looked horrible so I looked at other options like Lipodissolve and the new Accent Laser. I did a lot of research and went to a couple of consults and heard mixed reviews. I wanted something that I knew would work and I wasn’t 100% sure I would get those results with Lipoodissove. Plus, I heard it was really painful. So I decided to do Liposculpture because I knew the fat would be gone.

    Make Me Heal: Please discuss if you used any of Make Me Heal’s resources such as the message boards, pictures library, doctor directory and doctor reviews, and any recovery and preparation products that you used.

    Stephanie: I used all of the resources on the make Me Heal website. The message boards are the best. I knew exactly what to expect after the procedure. Any questions were answered really quickly.

    Make Me Heal: How did you come to choose your doctor?

    Stephanie: I had two consultations here in Phoenix before I decided to go with Dr. Bittner in Beverly Hills. By that time I knew what parts of my body I really wanted to have done and Dr. Bittners website was very informative. Any questions I had were on that website. I liked the fact that his prices were all inclusive and all you had to do is show up. They had everything for you. I didn’t need to go out and buy and padding, meds or garmets. The main reason I made the trip was that he specilized in Liposculpture. That is all that the staff does everyday.

    Make Me Heal: Please discuss if you have any role in deciding the type of technique used for your surgery by the doctor?

    Stephanie: No. Dr. Bittner made all the decisions.

    Make Me Heal: How did you prepare for the surgery?

    Stephanie: After reading your message boards I went out and purchased Bromelaine for the swelling. I can say that it has helped a lot.

    Make Me Heal: How were you feeling the night before the surgery and on the moments before the surgery itself?

    Stephanie: I was really excited but very scared. I knew I would be fine but I was mostly scared at the fact that I would be awake during the procedure. It turns out that it was really easy and seemed like it only took 15 minutes.

    Make Me Heal: How was the recovery process?

    Stephanie: The recovery was really easy. I had it done on a Thursday night. I was staying at a hotel in Beverly Hills and woke up around 3:00 a.m. needing my pain meds. That as the only time I needed to take them. The next day we drove 5 hours back to Phoenix and I was fine. Just a little stiff and sore. I did get a little light headed when I was changing my bandages. I had a ton of leaking and it kind of grossed me out. The leaking stopped by that night and the incision sites were closed by the next day. I went back to work on Tuesday. I do outside sales so I was able to walk around fine. Just slow and sore.

    Make Me Heal: Please discuss the pain or discomfort you experienced during the recovery?

    Stephanie: I was really sore for the first 3 weeks. I’m at the one month mark now and I’m still a little sore but able to work out.

    Make Me Heal: How well prepared were you for the recovery from physical, emotional, and mental respects?

    Stephanie: My recovery was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be. The worst part was wearing the darn garment and the itching.

    Make Me Heal: What are your top recovery tips to other patients?

    Stephanie: Make sure you wear the garment. You will hate it but it really helps with the swelling a long with the Bromelain. Take it easy. Don’t expect to lose 2 dresses right away. It takes time for the results to show up.

    Make Me Heal: How long did you take off from work? What did you tell your co-workers about taking this time off? Did anyone notice your cosmetic procedures at work and what did you tell them if they asked about it?

    Stephanie: I work from home so I don’t have co-workers. I had it done on a Thursday night and was back to work in my home office on Monday. I was out making calls in offices on Tuesday. No one noticed. I was walking a little slow, but I just told them I worked out hard.

    Make Me Heal: How happy are you with the results?

    Stephanie: So far I’m very happy. I would say a 8 on a scale of 1-10. As the swelling goes down I’m sure I will be at a 10!

    Make Me Heal: How has your makeover impacted your life from personal, social, career, and other respects?

    Stephanie: I look so much better in my clothes now. It has given me so much more confidence.

    Make Me Heal: Would you have done anything differently if you had the chance?

    Stephanie: I’m actually going to go back to get my calves and ankles done. I wish I would have had it done all at the same time.

    Make Me Heal: What is your final word of advice to other people considering the procedure you had?

    Stephanie: If it is something you have wanted to get done for a long time but are scared I would just say do it. I wish I would have got the nerve to do it sooner. Make sure you do you research before on your doctor. Also, make sure you use the message boards on this site. They really help!

    Make Me Heal: Was Make Me Heal beneficial to you along your journey?

    Stephanie: Very. I eased my mind that things I was going through were normal.

    Liposuction, Liposculpture, Photos, Before, After

    See Stephanie’s Before & After Plastic Surgery Pictures Album.


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